Tadej Pogačar

Tadej Pogačar (Slovene pronunciation: [taDAy poGAchar] (About this soundlisten);[2] born 21 September 1998) is a Slovenian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates.[3]

Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar welcoming ceremony after 2019 Giro d'Italia (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameTadej Pogačar
Born (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 21)
Komenda, Slovenia
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Team information
Current teamUAE Team Emirates
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2017–2018Rog–Ljubljana
2019–UAE Team Emirates[1]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
Young rider classification (2019)
3 individual stages (2019)

Stage races

Tour of California (2019)
Volta ao Algarve (2019)
Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (2020)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2019)

CareerEdit

In 2019 he extended his contract with UAE Team Emirates at least until the end of 2023 season. In August 2019, he was put on the startlist for the 2019 Vuelta a España.[4] He won two stages in the 2nd week of the Vuelta and was in a high overall position going into the 3rd week. However, in the final week Nairo Quintana and Miguel Ángel López rode well and in the process jumped him in the standings, knocking him off the podium. Then he took his 3rd stage win in a 40-kilometre (25-mile) solo breakaway on the penultimate stage and gained enough time over his opponents to take over the Young Rider Jersey and climb back into the final podium position before the last stage in Madrid.[5]

He is slated to be on the start list for the 2020 Tour de France and has said he will go into the race with the same mindset he had going into the 2019 Vuelta. "If Aru feels really good we'll go for the Yellow Jersey and I'll support him 100%".[6]

Major resultsEdit

2016
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
1st   Overall Giro della Lunigiana
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 2b Course de la Paix Juniors
3rd   Road race, UEC European Junior Road Championships
2017
2nd Raiffeisen Grand Prix
3rd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour de Hongrie
4th Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
5th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st   Young rider classification
5th Overall Carpathian Couriers Race
1st   Young rider classification
7th Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
8th GP Laguna
9th GP Capodarco
9th Croatia–Slovenia
10th Giro del Belvedere
2018
1st   National Cyclo-cross Championships
National Under–23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st   Overall Grand Prix Priessnitz spa
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Giro del Friuli-Venezia Giulia
1st   Young rider classification
1st Trofeo Gianfranco Bianchin
2nd Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
3rd Overall Istrian Spring Trophy
4th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st   Young rider classification
4th Poreč Trophy
4th Raiffeisen Grand Prix
5th GP Laguna
7th Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
8th Giro del Belvedere
2019
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour of California
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 6
1st   Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall Vuelta a España
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 9, 13 & 20
4th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st   Young rider classification
6th Overall Tour of the Basque Country
1st   Young rider classification
6th GP Miguel Induráin
7th Gran Premio di Lugano
2020
1st   Overall Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
2nd Overall UAE Tour
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 5

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 3
Major stage race general classification results
Race 2019
  Paris–Nice
  Tirreno–Adriatico
  Volta a Catalunya
  Tour of the Basque Country 6
  Tour de Romandie
  Critérium du Dauphiné
  Tour de Suisse
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UAE Team Emirates". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Archived from the original on 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ Race day with Tadej Pogačar on YouTube
  3. ^ "UAE Team Emirates complete 2020 roster with re-signing of former world champion Rui Costa". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ "2019: 74th La Vuelta ciclista a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Vuelta a España stage 20: Tadej Pogačar takes third stage win of the race with 40km solo move".
  6. ^ cite news|url=https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pogacar-to-make-tour-de-france-debut-in-2020/

External linksEdit