Primoz Roglic will try to help Wout van Aert at the Amstel Gold Race



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Primoz Roglic will try to help Wout van Aert at the Amstel Gold Race

Primož Roglič continues with his great form. Although he impressed us all with his performances a long time ago, Roglič does not stop with good results. Roglic will soon debut at the Amstel Gold Race “I wouldn’t really say it is the race for me, but that doesn’t matter.

We’re here with a super strong team and we shouldn’t be afraid of it,” Roglič said in a press conference ahead of the race, as quoted by cycling news Wout van Aert will be the first option for Jumbo Visma, and Roglic believes that Aert will adapt well to the conditions, and it seems that such a track will suit him.

Roglic will do his best to help his colleague as well as his team. “Wout is normally a lot faster than we are, so I think for him it would be important to wait for the final, and before that it’s on us."

"I’m not really a super-specialist for this race, but maybe I can be there so Wout doesn’t need to jump on every move and maybe he can save himself for the final. But if it works out that Jonas goes away with 50k to go and wins, that also works for us…”

Belgium fans

After the race at the World Championships in Imola last September, Roglic was criticized because most Belgian fans thought Roglic was selfish and did not want to help his colleague Van Aert “The first fact was that I was completely dead, and the second fact was I was racing for Slovenia and Wout was racing for Belgium,” Roglič said.

“I couldn’t really understand it. And even if I was super good and started pulling immediately for Wout, what do you think about the rest of the break, that they would ride with me? " "Again, we wouldn’t have gained anything.

Me and Wout, I think we both know the situation. But I can understand also the enthusiastic Belgian cycling fans,” Roglič said. Tom Dumoulin has decided to take a break from cycling and it is still unknown whether he will return.

However, Roglic considers his decision correct and that he should not be pressured. “We had a little contact. He just wrote to me that he’s still not sure. And I just wrote him back that there’s no pressure,” Roglič said.

“It’s his decision what he does. I think he can do whatever he thinks is the best and we will all accept it”.