TDR, prvi del

Evo ga, dva dni oziroma en dan prave dirke sta za nami, čeprav nas vse odločilno še čaka. Seveda sem zelo zadovoljen tako s prologom kjer sem bil zelo blizu, in je bilo tretje mesto, predvsem z večjim ciljem pred očmi, vredno skoraj kot zmaga. Dobro je bilo tudi včeraj, v prvi etapi, kjer smo pokazali pravo timsko delo in moč ter posledično prevzeli vodstvo in rumeno majico!
Ampak, first things first, kot sem rekel čakajo nas se odločilni dnevi tako, da gremo dan po dan zbrano in optimistično dalje 💪🏼🤘🏼
After the stage 1
Photos by: Bettini photo and Cor Vos/ steeephill.tv
Tour de Romandie 2018Tour de Romandie 2018 stage-1
So first two days of racing here in Switzerland done, although the decisive stages are still to come. I think we can be very happy with the result of the prologue, I was really close, so the third place is almost like a win to me 🙂 yesterday was also good in the first stage, where we showed great team work and effort, and consequently we took the overall lead and the yellow jersey.
But, first things first, like I said, the important days are still to come, so we take it day by day, focused and optimistic!
Stay tuned, Rogla
 
 

Tour de Romandie 18

Se samo meni zdi, ali je teden kadar ni tekmovanj občutno krajši kot pa takrat, ko je dirka?

Jutri se s prologom v mestu Fribourg začne Dirka po Romandiji, letošnja tretja enotedenska world tour dirka, ki jo bom startal. Na lansko izvedbo Dirke po Romandiji imam lepe spomine z zmago na kronometru in tretjim mestom v generalni razvrstitvi. Rane iz Baskije še niso popolnoma zaceljene, zagotovo pričakujemo težko dirko in komplicirane vremenske razmere, značilne za to dirko 😀 Lani je med eno etapo snežilo. Upam da nam bo letos prihranjeno. Sicer pa etape, profile, startno listo in podobno najdete na tej povezavi : steephill.tv

Highlights Tour de Romandie Time trial 2017
Če želite osvežiti spomin na lansko objavo o Dirki po Romandiji.
Srečno, Rogla.


Is it just me or is it true that one week without a race is much shorter than one week of racing?

With a prologue in city of Fribourg we start the Tour de Romandie tomorrow, I have nice memories on last year, where I got a stage win and third place in general classification. The injuries from the crash in the last stage of the Tour of the Basque Country are not completely healed yet, we expect hard race and of course, complicated weather conditions, which are kinda usual for the Tour de Romandie. Last year it was snowing during one stage. I hope maybe this year will be different. 🙂 Anyway you can find stage profiles, start list and similar on this link to steephill.tv

Or if you want to relive post about Tour de Romandie from last year.

the finish line

Uf kakšen teden je za nami. Včerajšnja kraljevska etapa je definitivno upravičila svoje kraljevo ime. Takoj od začetka sem bil vpleten v neizogiben grd padec na desno stran, po menjavi kolesa smo tako morali nadoknaditi minuto, da smo prišli nazaj do pelotona, kar je bilo priznam, težko. Na klance so se začeli pričakovani napadi, katere nam je uspelo uspešno pokriti, razen na zadnji klanec, kjer je dirka dokončno razpadla. Bolj ko se je dirka bližala koncu, bolj mrtvi smo bili, trpel sem za 9.mesto, na splošno pa smo lahko zelo zadovoljni s skupno zmago, tremi drugimi mesti in etapno zmago. Sedaj nekaj dni počitka, upam da si bom hitro opomogel od padca, nato pa trening do dirke po Romandiji konec aprila.
Hvala vsem za lepe želje in čestitke, Rogla.
Prispevek RTVSLO
Photo: Steephill.tv
vuelta Pais Vasco stage 6 Eibar to Arrate
What a week. Yesterday’s Queen Stage really deserved its name. Right after the start I was involved in a bad crash, fell on the right side, changed bike, we had to chase one minute gap to the peloton, which was really hard effort. On the climbs the expected attacks started, we managed to cover them, except on the last climb, where race really cracked.  I really suffered for the ninth place, but in general I think we can be really happy with the overall win and a stage win but also with three second places. J Now a few days of rest, hoping to recover from the crash, and then training till the Tour de Romandie at the end of April. Thank you team and thank you all for the good wishes and congratulations.
Ciao, Rogla

Queen stage

Pred nami je zadnja etapa na Dirki po Baskiji in ker se baje najslajše prihrani za na konec –  zakaj bi bilo tokrat kaj drugače! V tem primeru najtežje. Včeraj smo uspešno odbijali napade in ubranili rumeno majico, zame se je končalo z drugim mestu v sprintu manjše skupine kolesarjev, tako da v današnjo kraljevsko etapo startamo s pomembno nalogo. V sicer kratki etapi je pred nami  8 kategoriziranih vzponov in  (skoraj) cilj na klanec. Borba se v Baskiji nikoli ne konča 🙂
Držite pesti, Rogla 🙂
Profil današnje etape
Highlights včerajšnje etape
Photos: steephill.tv
Vuelta Pais Vasco stage 5 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Eibar
 
They say the best is saved for last, so why would be different in the Tour of the Basque Country. In this case the hardest. Yesterday we were covering the attacks successfully and defended the yellow jersey, for me it ended with second place in a group of few riders, so we start the last – Queen stage with an important mission. In a short stage we will face 8 categorized climbs including almost uphill finish. The fight in the Basque country just never ends 🙂
Stay tuned, Rogla
Vuelta Pais Vasco stage 5 Vitoria-Gasteiz to Eibar

A good day

Včeraj je bil na Dirki po Baskiji na sporedu kronometer, 19.4 km ravnine z obilico bočnega vetra – neprijetna zadeva, ampak tako pač v športu je, da se pogojev ne da kontrolirati. Uspelo mi je zmagati, tako da je sedaj naša naloga do konca dirke, da ubranimo rumeno majico. Pred nami sta dva izjemno naporna dneva z veliko vzponi. Predno pa startamo v nov dan, pa si lahko pogledate, kaj se na kronometru dogaja za mano :)) — Through the eyes of the team
50 odtenkov zelene, ki so se na koncu spremenili v rumeno! 😁
50 shades of green that turned into yellow at the end. 😁 Happy to win the ITT in @ehitzulia and to take the overall lead!
#samenwinnen #cyclinglife @lottonljumbo_road
📷 @zubiko_photography & Photo Gomez & Cor Vos


In hvala za vsa poslana sporočila! Rogla
p.s. – english version later 😀

Tour of the Basque country

Zdi se mi, da je čas da oživim tale blog:)
Pred startom tretje etape Dirke po Baskiji in po dveh etapah,  imamo dva druga mesta, drugi sem tudi v generalni razvrstitvi. Veliko dvojk :). Z ekipo LottoNL Jumbo se bomo seveda borili še vsak dan do konca, več o sami dirki pa lahko najdete tukaj: Dirka po Baskiji
Do kmalu, Rogla:)
Decided to bring this blog back to life 🙂
So here we are before of the start of the stage 3, and after 2 stages I have 2 second places and I am also second in the general classification. 🙂 With the Team LottoNL Jumbo we will keep fighting day by day, you can find out more about the race here : Tour of the Basque Country
Stay tuned, Rogla 🙂
photos by : Photo Gomez Sport / www.photogomezsport.com