Primož Roglič signs two-year deal with Bora-Hansgrohe
Contract agreed as Slovenian joins German team for 2024
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Primož Roglič is due to depart Jumbo-Visma for Bora-Hansgrohe next season
Although not officially announced by his future team, the contract has been agreed upon and will be announced on Friday during a media call with team boss Ralph Denk.
Roglič announced that he would leave Jumbo-Visma last week, having won four Grand Tours at the team since stepping into the WorldTour in 2016. The Slovenian had another two years remaining on his current contract and his team repeatedly stated that they would not allow the 33-year-old to leave during the recent Vuelta a España.
That stance shifted in the last few weeks with Roglič linked to a number of teams including Bora, Ineos Grenadiers, Israel Premier Tech, and Lidl-Trek.
Roglič was reportedly at the Red Bull Athletic Performance Centre last week in order to hold talks with Bora-Hansgrohe’s senior management. Bora and Red Bull share the facility just outside Salzburg, Austria for testing and at that point it looked as though the Slovenian was on the cusp of signing with the German team.
At Bora-Hansgrohe, the Giro d’Italia winner will have carte blanche at the Tour de France next season. Roglič has won the Vuelta a España three times but the Tour is missing from his palmarès and with Jonas Vingegaard locked in as Jumbo-Visma Tour leader, Roglič was always going to struggle to assert his position on the team next July. Leaving for Bora feels like the perfect match for both the rider and his future team.
Since the departure of Peter Sagan in 2021, Bora-Hansgrohe have built themselves into a Grand Tour force, winning the Giro d’Italia in 2022 with Jai Hindley, and mounting challenges in a number of stage races. Yet, despite a deep squad, they have lacked a genuine and proven Tour de France contender. Roglič is that missing piece and he has also managed to nab long-term coach Marc Lamberts from Jumbo-Visma.
It’s understood, however, that Roglič will not bring a mechanic, soigneur or any additional riders with him to Bora-Hansgrohe.