Historic Overview Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar (Slovene pronunciation: [taˈdɛ́ːj pɔˈɡáːtʃaɾ] (listen); born 21 September 1998) is a Slovenian cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. He is a two time Tour de France winner, and has won two one-day Monuments (Liège–Bastogne–Liège and Giro di Lombardia), and Olympic bronze medalist at Men's road race in Tokyo.
In 2019, he became the youngest cyclist to win a UCI World Tour race with the Tour of California win at the age of 20. Later in the year, in his debut Grand Tour, Pogačar won three stages of the Vuelta a España en route to an overall third-place finish and the young rider title. In both his Tour de France debut and the following year, he won three stages and the race overall, as well as the mountains and young-rider classifications, becoming the only rider to win these three classifications simultaneously. He is the first Slovenian winner, and, at the age of 21, the second-youngest winner after Henri Cornet, who won in 1904 at the age of 19. He is the first road cyclist in history, who broke the barrier of 6,000 points at UCI World Ranking.
In 2021, he also made history when he became the first Tour de France winner to take an Olympic medal in the road race in the same year after he took bronze at the men's road race.
He is the current men's UCI road racing world No.1 with total 43 weeks spending on top of it, and also finished the season as the year-end top ranked road cyclist in 2021.
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