Pogacar and Roglic unite for Slovenia showing at World Championships

Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia)
Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogacčar lit up the World Championships with an aggressive attack just as he had done to win the Tour de France, but a week after his triumphant weekend in France, this time he was riding to help Primož Roglič in Imola rather defeat him, as they combined forces for Slovenia.    

Počagar attacked with 42km and a lap and a half of the testing Imola circuit still to race. When nobody joined him over the top of the Cima Gallisterna climb, he committed to riding on alone. He would either time trial to an incredible solo victory or oblige the stronger nations to chase and so help Roglič. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.