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Primoz Roglic and Team Jumbo-Visma have agreed on a contract extension through 2025. It allows the Olympic time trial champion to complete ten years in Dutch service.
In 2016, Roglic started his professional cycling career at Team Jumbo-Visma. Since then, the 32-year-old Slovenian has built up an impressive palmares. In service of the Dutch team, he achieved more than fifty victories, including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, fifteen stages in grand tours, and three times the general classification of the Vuelta a España. Roglic still had a contract with the team of general manager Richard Plugge through 2023. That agreement has now been broken open and extended for two years.
For Roglic, a longer stay at Team Jumbo-Visma is a logical choice. “I have grown with this team since I arrived in 2016. We already have quite a history together that I am very proud of. I made my debut in the World Tour peloton at a somewhat later age. It may have looked easy, and the best moments surface the fastest, but it wasn’t always easy. Still, things have moved forward rapidly for me and my development. I am not solely responsible for those beautiful moments. I did that together with my teammates and the staff. It is great to be part of this team in the coming years as well.”
“My goals are independent of results”, Roglic continues. “I want to keep developing myself in specific areas. Both physically and mentally, as a team leader and as a person. I’m in the right place for that. We will see what we will focus on in the coming years.”
Sportive director Merijn Zeeman calls it extraordinary that Roglic remains connected to Team Jumbo-Visma for so long. “We find it very special that Primoz once again extends and, to date, rides his entire professional career with our team. We are delighted with that and also very proud. Primoz embodies the transformation of our team in recent years. This contract extension allows us to make plans and objectives for the coming years in which he will play a central role. Primoz is one of the pillars of the team. The culture that we have built together is very applicable to the athlete and the person Primoz Roglic.”
In addition to Roglic's contract extension, Team Jumbo-Visma also launches the new jersey for 2022 today. The riders will race and train in a predominantly yellow outfit next year. The brand new shirt is now available in the Team Jumbo-Visma webshop.