Pogacar to make Tour de France debut in 2020

Tadej Pogacar
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After his stunning Grand Tour debut at this year's Vuelta a Espana, where he won three stages and finished third overall, Tadej Pogacar will make his Tour de France debut in 2020, although he's putting no pressure on himself to challenge for the title.

The 21-year-old's Vuelta performance was just one chapter in an extraordinary debut season as a professional, which also saw titles at the Tour of California and Volta ao Algarve.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.