Vuelta a España - Tadej Pogacar: To finish on the podium in the Vuelta is unbelievable
Sep 16 2019 04:44 am CET

Vuelta a España - Tadej Pogacar: To finish on the podium in the Vuelta is unbelievable
Vuelta a España - Tadej Pogacar: To finish on the podium in the Vuelta is unbelievable
Photo of Tadej Pogacar by Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

UAE-Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar has stepped on the third position of the final podium at the Vuelta a España in the ceremony of Madrid, Spain.

The young Slovenian rider was the revelation of the grand tour: he won three stages, climbed to the podium position on the last mountain day and topped the young rider classification. The 20-year-old could enjoy a podium ceremony in which he shared with fellow countryman Primoz Roglic and in front of a public that included a lot of Slovenians.

"These last three weeks have been incredible," said Pogacar at the end of the race. "The whole UAE team has supported me really well to get to this point and I owe a lot of thanks to them. To finish on the podium in the Vuelta is unbelievable and to be able to do it next to the World Champion and Primoz Roglic is even more amazing. A lot of friends and family have come from home to see me in Madrid so for me this day was the perfect end to an amazing three weeks for me and for the team.

"It’s incredible with lots of fans from Slovenia and my family. It’s crazy to be on the podium of La Vuelta with everyone. [Primoz Roglic and Alejandro Valverde] are incredibly strong guys, guys with the biggest results, and to be next to them is unbelievable."







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