Defending Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won his home race, in front of his many Slovenian fans, giving them what they wanted to see. He went in history as the 13th Slovenian winner of the race. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) won last stage with start in Ljubljana and finish in Novo mesto.
Tadej was a clear favorite for the race and he fulfil the promise by securing the victory with the attack in the finish of the 2nd stage and only had to control the situation on the queen stage. Tadej after the race: I’m really happy with the race, I really enjoyed it. All riders and staff members had a really good time, we enjoyed beautiful Slovenia.”
Tadej was also the best in the KOM competition, while the overall rankings stayed as they were after queen stage – 2ndwas Tadej’s teammate Diego Ulissi, third was Matteo Sobrero (Astana – Premier Tech). Slovenians Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) and Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) were 8th and 9th, respectively.
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Previous winners of the Tour of Slovenia include, Primož Roglič, currently the world’s top cyclist and winner of 2020 Velo d’Or. Primož, an Adria Ambassador and world-class partner, uses a Sonic Supreme to support his training and competition racing.