"The best thing about
is the ability to always be focused and not to repeat mistakes."
, the most qualified gregarious man, praises his boss and rightly defines the virtues of the winner of the most atypical Vuelta in history.
The Slovenian, always cold to the press, only works to be the best.
When he was a kid he gave up ski jumping due to a brutal fall.
When he recovered from the accident he understood that he could never be a world champion and that he should make his way into another sport.
In 2011, he opted for cycling, even though he barely knew how to handle a bicycle.
In just seven years he has become the most valuable rider in an exceptional season that ended in Madrid this Sunday.
The former skier, born 31 years ago in the mining town of Zagorje ob Savi, triumphs because he grows up in adversity.
Last year he was close to losing the Vuelta by a fan in the Guadalajara stage, since then it is strange not to see him in the top positions of the peloton.
The last Tour he lost by less than a minute, so in the Spanish round he insisted on
(he added 48 seconds with his four victories and his three second positions) to face the challenge of La Covatilla with an extra margin.
Thanks to that shield, and with the help of Movistar, he managed to stop
The Slovenian has revalidated his title in the Vuelta with the ferocity of a tiger: leader of the general and of the points classification, owner of a poker of partial victories and dominator in high mountain, mid-mountain and time trial tests.
Insatiable this runner with high performance on all terrains.
He has learned that to reach the top he must surround himself with a powerful team, he opted for the Jumbo Visma and he was right.
The Dutch formation has dared to attack the tyranny of the Ineos.
Roglic has surrounded himself with first-rate squires:
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No one has questioned his authority.
There was never a dispute over leadership, unlike Ineos.
A loyalty that has served him to become the most profitable runner of this very atypical year: in addition to his earnings in the Vuelta he achieved second place in the Tour de France (plus one stage), winner of the
a stage on the Dauphiné, Slovenian road champion and Tour de l'Ain winner (plus one stage).
The regularity of the Slovenian has made him the best voltomaniac in recent years.
To the 2020 podiums, we must add the first place in the Spanish round and the third in the Giro in the 2019 editions.
Roglic is the only one of the veterans who has managed to stop the advance of that new generation that in the season of the pandemic has knocked down the door with tremendous impudence.
In his defense of the honor of those over 30 years old, he only yielded to his compatriot
(22), but he did it in a cruel way, losing the yellow jersey of the Tour in a time trial already recorded in the annals of history.
In the French round, where
defended the title
, the Swiss
(22 years old) and the Belgian
also stood out
THE CHILDREN OF THE GIRO
The Giro d'Italia was won by Englishman
Tao Geoghegan Har
t (25) after a beautiful fight with Australian
In the Corsa Rosa, the Portuguese
(22) was the leader for 15 days and the Italian
(24) won all three time trials and wore the pink jersey twice.
Van der Poel
(25) was exhibited in Flanders and BinckBank.
(20) started dragging in the Tour of Poland and Burgos and his career was cut short by a fall in the Tour of Lombardy.
Some kids of the sorpasso who have embittered the existence of people who have started the downward curve:
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