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Roglič takes the win

LottoNL-Jumbo rider Primož Roglič won the Slovenian time trial championship today. The 26-year-old beat Matej Mohorič (Lampre-Merida) over 44 kilometres. It’s his second win of the year after winning the Chianti time trial in the Giro d’Italia.

“I’m happy that I was able to win a time trial again,” he said. “Every time that I race against the clock, I don’t know what I can expect.”

The Giro stage win helped him realise that he’s a good time trialist, but this championship was already part of the winter’s plan. “I scheduled it at the beginning of this season, so it is good that I can win here.”

Uncovering a new world
The former ski jumper is riding his first year at the WorldTour level and he is uncovering a whole new world. “I want to specialise in time trials in the future, but for now, it is especially important for me to find out what my strengths are. If it is in time trials, then I definitely want to focus on those.”

Poland next
Next month, Roglič is racing the Tour of Poland. Part of his plan for the overall will be the time trial. “The Tour of Poland ends with a time trial, and even there, I hope to take the win.”

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