Itzulia Basque Country marks return of duel between Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic

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The first round of one of the most keenly-anticipated showdowns this season kicks off on Monday when Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) headline the Itzulia Basque Country.

To say the two have history, albeit of a sporting variety, is no exaggeration. Pogačar’s smash-and-grab job at the 2020 Tour de France, ousting Roglič from the maillot jaune on the last day possible, made for one of the most memorable stage race finales in recent years. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.

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