Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: It has been a long journey and it has ended in the most beautiful way
Sep 21 2020 06:31 am CET

Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: It has been a long journey and it has ended in the most beautiful way
Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: It has been a long journey and it has ended in the most beautiful way
Photo of Tadej Pogacar by UAE-Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar has confirmed his overall victory in the Tour de France by arriving safely to the finish line of the Champs-Élysées iconic finish.

The Slovenian rider had enough time to celebrate during the last stage of the race, and after he arrived to the finish line in Paris, he claimed the Polka Dot Jersey, the White Jersey of the Young rider classification and the Yellow jersey of the winner of the race. The rider was visibly happy about this experience, which he could share with his parents.

"It has been a long journey, which began well before we started in Nice and has ended in the most beautiful way," said Pogacar. "My season was focused on the Tour de France from the start of the year, the preparation was perfect and well planned by the team with training camps and training plans during the lockdown: I was always focused even in the difficult moments when the racing stopped earlier in the year.

"I arrived at the Grande Boucle in good shape, along the way we lost two teammates, but the team managed to maintain a great atmosphere. It was a pleasure to experience this, with all my teammates and staff members by my side, the challenges that the Tour offered up every day, trying to always remain calm and, at the same time, concentrated. I really still can't believe what fantastic moments I have lived! It would have been great to finish second in Paris, but being here in the yellow jersey is the best you can ask for. Today was a special day, I was able to finally chat calmly with the other riders while we rode. It was exciting to receive the compliments of so many riders in the bunch. Cycling is a beautiful sport."




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