No more cyclo-cross races for Tadej Pogačar this winter

Tadej Pogačar wins Ciklokros Ljubljana cyclo-cross race
(Image credit: UAE Team Emirates courtesy of Twitter feed)

Tadej Pogačar scored success across all terrains in 2021, but UAE Team Emirates have confirmed that the two-time Tour de France champion will not seek to extend his dominance to the cyclo-cross circuit despite his victory in the Ciklokros Ljubljana on December 26.

Pogačar beat fellow road professional Luka Mezgec (Team BikeExchange) to the line in the event, which is part of the Slovenia Cup cyclo-cross series. The 23-year-old was no novice, having won the Slovenian national title in the discipline in 2018, but he has no plans to test himself against Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel et al this winter.

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