The Slovenian Primoz Roglic is for many the main candidate on a title in the Tour de Romandie (WorldTour), that Tuesday will start. Interestingly enough, he is in his own team is not as our leader indicated. “Steven Kruijswijk is our leader in Switzerland,” says Team Jumbo Visma.
“The goal is to get as high as possible in the general classification to end up with Steven,” says sports director Merijn Zeeman. The 31-year-old Kruijswijk was earlier this season, third in Ruta del Sol and fifth in the Tour of Catalonia. In Romandie he was last year, sixth. In the Tour of Italy, he will not be drafted.
Roglic has the Giro as goal checked in his diary, and despite his status as outgoing winner and his victories in the UAE Tour and Tirreno-Adriatico, striking in the direction of shadow pushed by his team management. “Primoz is the Tour de Romandie, a preparation for the Giro. He will be in Switzerland the dots on the i’s”, Sailor the pressure.
Selection: Steven Kruijswijk (Ned), Tony Martin (Ger), Jos van Emden (Ned), Primoz Roglic (Sln), Lennard Hofstede (Ned), Jonas Vingegaard (S), Neilson Powless (VSt) .