UAE Team Emirates' Pogacar Takes Home Victory In Slovenia
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Mon 14th June 2021 | 04:45 PM
NOVO MESTO, Slovenia, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 14th Jun, 2021) Tadej Pogacar added another victory to his growing palmarés, winning the overall title of the Tour of Slovenia. The Emirati team put in a strong performance, placing four riders in the top 10.
10 km from the line, the group closed the gap to the breakaway as the teams began to prepare for the fast finish, with Trentin doing well in the last kilometre to follow the train of Bahrain – Victorious, just falling short of the stage win.
The gallop went to Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain – Victorious) with Trentin 4th and Rui Oliveira 8th.
Diego Ulissi finished 2nd in the final standings after yesterday’s success, with Rafal Majka 4th and Jan Polanc 9th.
Tadej Pogacr said, "It is an incredible emotion, I have been near the podium in this race four times and I can finally celebrate taking the title. It was a beautiful week that makes me happy and proud to be able to be here at home in front of all these people. The team has always worked well and we deserved these results, congratulations to all the guys.
"My legs are getting better and better and I’m almost ready for the Tour de France. I still have two weeks to prepare myself for what will be my next big goal.''