Tadej Pogacar extends UAE Team Emirates contract through 2026

UAE Tour 2021
Tadej Pogacar celebrates his 2021 UAE Tour win (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar has once again extended his contract at UAE Team Emirates, adding another two years to his current deal to take him through to the end of the 2026 season. 

The Tour de France champion is now effectively on a six-year contract, the longest of any rider in the pro peloton, reflecting the importance of the 22-year-old Slovenian to the team's future. 

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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.