Pogacar to compete in Slovenian Cyclo-cross Cup on Sunday

Il Lombardia 2021 - 115th Edition - Como - Bergamo 239 km - 09/10/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - Fausto Masnada (ITA - Deceuninck - Quick-Step) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021
Tadej Pogacar (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has decided to join his fellow road cycling stars by dabbling in cyclo-cross, and will compete in a Slovenian Cup cyclo-cross race in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, on Sunday.

Pogacar is no stranger to the discipline, having been Slovenian cyclo-cross national champion in 2018. But since then, he has shifted his focus to an enormously successful road career, taking his first Grand Tour podium at the Vuelta a España in 2019 at age 21 and then becoming Tour de France champion the next two seasons.

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