Tirreno-Adriatico Victory for Pogacar

Winner of the 2020 Tour de France and in 2021, already the UAE Tour winner, Tadej Pogačar clinched the 2021 Tirreno-Adriatico with another strong time trial

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Tirreno-Adriatico Victory for Pogacar

Tadej Pogačar put in a confident display to close out his victory in Tirreno-Adriatico. Having claimed a solo win at Prati di Tivo on stage 4 and taking the blue leaders jersey, the 22 year old put in a strong defence to extend his overall lead .

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With a buffer of 1.15 over his nearest rival Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) coming into the final stage, the Slovenian time-trial champion knew he had to do a good performance to keep the lead on the 10km course around San Benedetto del Tronto. The stage honours went to Van Aert with Pogačar coming 4th, just 12 seconds behind the winner. Along with the overall, Pogačar also won the mountains classification and the award for the best young rider.

The win at Tirreno-Adriatico adds to Pogačar’s blistering start to the season: starting with his win at UAE Tour. Pogačar will now take a short break before taking aim at the Tour of the Basque Country and the Ardennes classics.

Pogačar: “It was a very fast course and I had prepared myself well for that,” says the 22-year-old climber who was fourth. “It’s been a hard week of racing. This is one of the most prestigious one-week races so I’m really happy to get the win. I felt the hard week in the legs today. “I am super happy with today’s performance and with this success! After the UAE Tour, now I have won the Tirreno-Adriatico, what a fantastic start to the season. Now I think I can enjoy a few days of rest and build up towards Basque Country.”

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