I don’t know anything about rumours… I love Primož. He has been in the team for a long time. He and Dylan brought wins to the team, which makes him extremely important to us. It shows that he is a real leader and a strong personality. That’s why he’s with us, and that’s why we hope he’ll stay with us for a long time.
Supreme Boss Jumba Visma Richard Plugge to a question from a TV Slovenija journalist David Črmeljhow he comments on the increasingly loud rumors about the strong interest of several teams in Primož Roglič, who did not hide his disagreement that the team bosses ultimately determined the final order at this year’s Race across Spain.
Most commentators and followers of road cycling have been talking about the possibility of Primož Roglič changing the club environment two years before the end of his contract with the Dutch team, because the question is whether he can really be co-captain alongside Jonas Vingegaard at the next Tour de France.
Rumors grew stronger in the cycling caravan that Ineos Grenadiers, Lidl Trek, Movistar want Roglič in their ranks…
Plugge for GCN: Roglič is our king
Before the 20th stage around Madrid, Plugge spoke to various media and for GCN, which is (still) part of the Discovery/Eurosport constellation, gave interesting answers on the same topic. Can Roglič change the team?
“No one has approached us. Roglič is our king, as I have written to everyone in past messages, and he still is. He has won the general classification in just about every race this year, except this one, and he has accumulated 15 victories this year. Why would you consider letting him go somewhere else? Roglič is our king and it’s hard to let go of a king,” pointed out Plugge, who took over the management of the only Dutch team in the world series at the Rabobank fire and took it from the very bottom of the elite class to the very top, with the Slovenian champion playing a key role with the victories.
But as Plugge pointed out, the team’s second serial winner was a sprinter Dylan Groenewegen, with whom they then found a common language before the 2022 season that it is better for both the team and the sprinter if he changes the environment. The Dutchman left for the Australian team, now called Jayco AlUla.