Primož Roglič on the Giro d'Italia, teamwork and ignoring Remco Evenepoel at breakfast

Deep into his final Giro preparations, the Jumbo-Visma star lifts the lid on sharing altitude hotels with Remco Evenepoel, the tough final week in the Dolomites, and how much of a threat Tao Geoghegan Hart will be in the Italian Grand Tour

Primoz Roglic
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When preparing for a great battle, building togetherness amongst the group you’ll fight alongside is key. If you combine that unity with in depth knowledge of your opponents strengths and weaknesses, suddenly, you might just be invincible when the time comes.

If you’re planning on emerging from a three-week battle around Italy victorious, keeping your opponents close during the build up becomes even more paramount.

However, despite finding himself stuck at altitude on the side of a dormant Spanish volcano with Remco Evenepoel, Primož Roglič says the duo have been keeping their distance as they finalise their individual preparations for a shot at Giro d’Italia glory.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly and Cyclingnews from Tenerife, Roglič lifted the lid on his encounters with Evenepoel in the hotel lobby on the way to the breakfast buffet.

“In the mornings, and at some dinners we’ve seen each other,” Roglič says. “But on the road we hide from each other, so there’s no competition.”

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