Australian Jai Hindley (BORA-Hansgrohe, L) and Primoz Roglic (then Jumbo-Visma, R) ride side by side in the peloton during the 2022 La Vuelta a Espana. With speculation brewing throughout the season and coming to a head during La Vuelta, when Roglič was seemingly unimpressed with Jumbo-Visma’s decision to sacrifice his and Jonas Vingegaard’s GC aspirations in favour of Sepp Kuss, it was confirmed earlier in the week that the Slovenian would switch teams for the first time in his career.
Ending his seven-year tenure at Jumbo-Visma with four Grand Tour titles, including three at La Vuelta and his first-ever Giro d’Italia title this year, Roglič is a huge coup for BORA-Hansgrohe, who will now have a premier leader to contend for the Tour de France.
Roglič confirmed to race with Hindley at BORA-Hansgrohe
While it’s exciting news for the team though, it may not spell good tidings for Australian BORA-Hansgrohe rider Jai Hindley, who looked to be blossoming as one of the figureheads of the team after winning last year’s Giro d’Italia and debuting at this year’s Tour de France with a stage win and day in the yellow jersey.
"That’s pretty exciting," Hindley said of the move while speaking to GCN at Il Lombardia earlier this week.
"It’s a massive signing for the team and he’s one of the best riders in the world and he’s shown that year after year. I think he’s world-class and when a guy like this comes to a team everyone has to step up, […]