Slovenian Cyclists Show Excellent Results at the Three-week Bicycle Races in Spain
Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič went down in history as the 60th winner of La Vuelta – the 3-week road bicycle racing in Spain. In the overall team standing, Slovenia became the 20th country in history to be the winner of the three-week races. According to their coach Andrej Hauptman, Primož Roglič proved to be an outstanding champion and cyclist. He performed especially well at the mountain sections of the route.
The brilliant success of Slovenian cycling was supplemented by the 20-year-old Tadej Pogačar, who won three stages, took third place in the overall standings and first place in the youth category. Second place in the overall standings went to the representative of the hosts – the titled Alejandro Valverde.
Tadej Pogačar, thanks to his brilliant 40-kilometre spurt, which was once within the power of only real maestros such as Contador, Froome and Nibali, managed to climb the podium, ahead of the Colombians Nairo Quintane and Miguel Angel Lopez.