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Roglič to skip Giro to focus on Tour de France


"I will appear in the Tour de France. I'm looking forward to the start there," Roglič announced at Friday's press conference of his Jumbo-Visma team, adding: "Our goal is to win the Tour. I want to be part of it."

Roglič will captain the Jumbo-Visma team at the Tour, taking on a leading role along with Steven Kruijswijk and Tom Dumoulin. The team will also include Tony Martin, Wout van Aert, Sepp Kuss, Robert Gesink and Laurens De Plus.

For Roglič, the chance of leading at the Tour represents an important step in his career, according to, but like those around him, he believes that collective strength will be key in competing for the yellow jersey.

Both Roglič and Dumoulin will skip the Giro d'Italia to focus on the Tour and the Tokyo Olympics.

Roglič, who came 3rd overall at the Giro this year and won the Vuelta, will start off the 2020 season at the Paris-Nice race, before heading to the Basque Country race.

He will also appear in the Fleche Wallonne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Criterium du Dauphine, before his highlight appearance at the Tour. He will wrap up the season at the Olympic Games.


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