Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) has confirmed he won’t experience the 2023 Tour de France, with the Giro d’Italia winner planning to take pleasure in his victory celebrations some time longer. He may even skip the World Championships in Scotland and is prone to solely return to racing on the Vuelta a España, that begins on August 26.
Roglič formally celebrated his Giro d’Italia victory with an enormous crowd within the Slovenia capital Ljubljana and revealed his plans for the second half of the 2023 season.
“I am having fun with it, it has been a bunch of candy obligations. I do not even know what number of receptions I am going to have. I am attempting to take pleasure in it. To offer one thing again to individuals,” Roglič instructed RTV Slovenija.
“We’re right here to rejoice after the victory on the Giro and to seek out new challenges.”
“I am not going to the Tour, however I am almost certainly going to the Vuelta. My subsequent race will almost certainly be the Tour of Spain,” mentioned Roglič, who got here third on the Giro and first on the Vuelta when he final did each in 2019.
“I actually did not plan the Tour of France this yr.”
Roglič has typically described the Tour de France as his solely excellent Grand Tour aim however Jumbo-Visma have Vingegaard as staff chief, whereas Roglič has crashed and deserted the final two editions of the Tour. He was requested if he would change groups to attempt to get a shot at profitable the Tour de France.
“The primary factor for me is to realize the objectives that I nonetheless lack,” Roglič mentioned.
“To this point I’ve been getting all of the help I needed. So I do not see any issues going ahead. However once we can not obtain these objectives…”
Roglič will skip this week’s Slovenian Nationwide Championships, the place he gained the street race when he final lined up in 2020. The Olympic time trial champion may even be passing on the Highway World Championships in Glasgow, which features a race towards the clock that climbs to the end and will swimsuit the thirty-three yr previous.
“I am too switched off proper now,” mentioned Roglič.