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Slovenian Urška Žigart began her pro cycling career in 2015 and spent five seasons at the Continental level with the BTC City Ljubljana squad. Her biggest year was 2019 when she finished seventh overall at the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas and earned a pair of bronze medals in her national championships, a second career podium in the individual time trial and a first time in the road race.
Moving to the Women’s WorldTour in 2020, she was 10th overall at Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, won the Slovenian time trial championship and added another bronze medal at road nationals.
In 2021 as a 24-year-old, she joined the Australian top-tier Team BikeExchange and continued to show her diversity across one-day events and stage races. Her maiden European professional victory with a stunning solo win on stage 4 of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana-Vuelta Comunitat.
In 2022, after winning her second national title in the time trial, the Slovenian showcased her climbing abilities at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, attacking on stage 7 and battling to eighth place atop Le Markstein, and then followed that with top 20 at La Super Planche des Belles Filles.
Žigart scored double podiums at the 2023 Slovenian road nationals, a third gold in the time trial and a silver in the road race. She concluded the season with 10th place at the 1.Pro Giro dell'Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite.
🥇 Slovenian National Championships women’s elite time trial - 2020, 2022, 2023
🥇 stage at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana-Vuelta Comunitat - 2021
🥈Slovenian National Championships women’s elite road race - 2023
🥉Slovenian National Championships women’s elite road race - 2019, 2020
🥉Slovenian National Championships women’s elite time trial - 2016, 2019, 2021
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