Date of birth 21 September 1998 Nationality Slovenian Born Klanec Nickname Pogi Height 1.76 metres Weight 66kg Resides Monaco Partner Urška Žigart Turned pro 2017 Team UAE Team Emirates Bike Colnago V4Rs UCI wins 58 Stage race wins 13 (inc two Tours de France) Grand Tour stage wins 12 Twitter @TamauPogi Instagram @tadejpogacar One of a new generation of winners, Tadej Pogačar already has two overall Tour de France victories under his belt despite his relatively tender 24 years.
Even on the bike he is known a happy-go-lucky nature that seems to run counter to his ability to fight it out among the sports highest echelons and win the biggest races.
The Slovenian has enjoyed a hugely successful early-season this year with wins at Paris-Nice , Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold among others. And then he crashed at Liège-Bastogne-Liège and broke his wrist, giving rise to a six-week hiatus from racing.
He hopes to reach this year’s Tour de France at full strength to challenge for a third title. Pogačar after winning Amstel Gold this year 1. Pogačar has two sisters and one brother, Tilen, whom he followed into cycling at the local club KD Rog.
2. As a youngster his hero was Alberto Contador, and he would sometimes make believe he was the Spaniard while out riding.
3. Aged 18 he joined the Slovenian Ljubljana team, who rode at Continental level. Even at that time there was talk of a pre-contract for Pogačar with UAE Team Emirates.
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