Pogacar had 'conflicting emotions' on beating Roglic at Tour de France

PARIS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 20 Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 21 a 122km stage from MantesLaJolie to Paris Champslyses TDF2020 LeTour on September 20 2020 in Paris France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
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Tadej Pogačar has confessed to conflicting emotions when he beat fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič to overall victory at the Tour de France. In an interview with L’Équipe, the UAE Team Emirates rider also acknowledged that all Tour winners must live with suspicion because of the history of the sport.

Roglič led the Tour for 10 days but Pogačar dramatically divested him of the maillot jaune on the penultimate stage by winning the time trial to La Planche des Belles Filles. Pogačar, who been a supporter of Roglič throughout his career, paid tribute to his magnanimity at the finish.

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