Giro d’Italia winner Primoz Roglic opts to skip Tour de France


The 2023 Giro d’Italia winner Primoz Roglic will take a short break from racing after celebrating his latest victory and won’t trip Tour de France this 12 months.

Roglic turned the primary Slovenian winner of the Giro d’Italia in Might and determined to benefit from the win by briefly stepping off the bike.

“I’m having fun with it, it’s been a bunch of candy obligations,” Roglic informed RTV Slovenija on Monday when he formally celebrated the victory within the capital metropolis of Ljubljana.

“I’m not going to the Tour, however I’m most likely going to race Vuelta a Espana.

“Vuelta will more than likely be my subsequent race. I actually didn’t plan to do Tour de France this 12 months.”

The three-time Vuelta a Espana winner added he would additionally skip this 12 months’s World Championships, which can happen in early August in Scotland.

“I’m too switched off proper now,” Roglic mentioned.

The race round Spain will start on August 26.