UAE Team Emirates continued their record-breaking season with another win – this time courtesy of young Slovenian talent Tadej Pogacar, who became a national Individual Time Trial Champion over the weekend.
His fifth victory of the season was taken on the 44km TT course in Ljubljana and is his first national professional title after beating former UAE Team Emirates rider Matej Mohoric (+29″) and Jan Tratnik (+45″), both from Bahrain-Merida.
Pogacar said: “I was aware of the high level of the competitors, especially considering Mohoric and Tratnik were competing, however I was well trained and worked hard after the Tour of California.
“In the first part of the course I set a regular pace, close to my limit, and in the second half I pushed as hard as I could. I’m really satisfied with my performance and with this beautiful national title.”
1 Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) 49’34”
2 Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) + 29″
3 Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida) +45″
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