Primoz Roglic becomes Slovenian national champion in his first race of the season
Jun 21 2020 11:41 pm CET

Primoz Roglic becomes Slovenian national champion in his first race of the season
Primoz Roglic becomes Slovenian national champion in his first race of the season
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has taken the victory at the Slovenian National Championships, crossing the finish line ahead of Tadej Pogacar.

Racing has returned after the coronavirus pandemic has been controlled in most of Europe and the first stop was the road race of the Slovenian National Championships. The race was 145.8 kilometres long over a route that connected Cerklje and Ambroz pod Krvavcem and that featured a final 8.3-kilometre climb that reached ramps of 7.8%.

Although Slovenia has been the first country in Europe that declared over the Covid-19 pandemic, public gatherings still have to be up to 200 people and social distancing is recommended. But looking at the images, things seemed to be at the start line and the roadside just like they were before the coronavirus crisis.



The Slovenian race had early attacks by riders like Jan Tratnik, Matic Groselj, Nik Cemazar. Tratnik was the last man that remained in front during the first part of the last climb and was soon joined by Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic.

The rider of Bahrain McLaren was soon dropped and metres later, UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar joined Roglic in front. The two men fought until the last kilometre but the rider of Jumbo-Visma showed to be the strongest at his first race of 2020, taking the Slovenian title for the first time in his career.

Pogacar crossed the finish line in the second position and Bahrain McLaren's Matej Mohoric stepped on the third step of the final podium.

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PRIMOž ROGLIC
TEAM JUMBO - VISMA





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