Pogacar begins Tour de France build-up with Sestriere training camp

Liege - Bastogne - Liege 2021 - 107th Edition - Liege - Liege 259,1 km - 25/04/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Vincent Kalut/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021
Pogacar after winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Reigning Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has confirmed he will forgo both the Tour de Suisse and the Critérium du Dauphiné in the run-up to his title defence in July.

Like his rival and compatriot Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), the Slovenian will miss out on both of the traditional Tour warm-up races next month, instead choosing to take in a training camp in Sestrière in the Italian Alps and then race on home roads in Slovenia. 

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