Tadej Pogačar is a Slovenian professional road cyclist who has quickly risen to prominence in the world of competitive cycling.
Born on September 21, 1998, in Komenda, Slovenia, Pogačar has become known for his exceptional climbing abilities and remarkable performances in stage races.
Pogačar began his cycling career at a young age and quickly showed promise in the sport. In 2018, he joined the UAE Team Emirates, a professional cycling team based in the United Arab Emirates.
He made his debut in the World Tour at the Tour Down Under in January 2019, and later that year, he achieved his breakthrough performance at the Vuelta a España.
In the 2019 Vuelta a España, Pogačar amazed the cycling world by winning three stages and finishing third overall.
This remarkable achievement at just 20 years old demonstrated his immense talent and marked him as a rider to watch in the future. He also claimed the white jersey for being the best young rider in the race.
However, it was in the 2020 Tour de France that Pogačar truly cemented his status as one of the most promising talents in cycling.
In a thrilling race against the clock on the penultimate stage, he delivered a breathtaking performance, winning the individual time trial and overtaking the race leader, fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič.
Pogačar claimed the yellow jersey and became the youngest winner of the Tour de France since 1904.
He also secured the polka dot jersey for being the best climber and the white jersey for being the best young rider.
His victory in the Tour de France elevated him to international stardom and established him as a force to be reckoned with.
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Mirko Pogačar and Marjeta Pogačar are the parents of Tadej Pogačar. They have been supportive of his life.