Tadej Pogačar winner of the Tour of Slovenia

Tadej Pogačar / STA/Dpa

By: P.T., STA

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogačar has won the Tour of Slovenia, the country’s biggest cycling road race, after defending the leading position in the final stage from Ljubljana to Novo Mesto.

This marks the 25th career victory for the 22-year-old UAE Team Emirates rider, who won last year’s Tour de France. The German Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) won the final, 175-kilometre stage, after he had already claimed the opening stage.