Primoz Roglic is fully enjoying his victory on Sunday in a special edition of the Slovenian road championship. The rider of Jumbo-Visma knocked in the first UCI race since the corona crisis co-favorite Tadej Pogacar.

"It is wonderful that the situation is now so good that we can finally race again and do what we are good at. I am therefore very happy that I was able to take the national title right away," said 30-year-old Roglic. website of Jumbo-Visma.

"It was a tough race with a very tough final climb. Pogacar was the favorite in view of the spring and it was certainly not easy to beat him. I had explored the climb well, so I knew where to go."

Roglic crossed the line solo and kept Pogacar behind for ten seconds. "I am certainly not in top form yet, but I am already looking forward to the upcoming races. I also want to thank the team for taking the trouble to guide me in Slovenia. That means a lot to me."

Roglic will prepare for the Tour de France in the near future. The Tour de France has been moved from June / July to August 29-September 20.

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