Tadej Pogacar has won Paris-Nice with a brilliant solo final-stage win while fellow Slovenian star Primoz Roglic has triumphed in the Tirreno-Adriatico race.
Cycling big guns Pogacar, Roglic earn major Euro wins
Slovenian cycling stars Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic have laid down emphatic markers for the cycling summer with tremendous overall victories in two of Europe’s great stage races.
Two-time Tour de France champ Pogacar showed he’s the man to beat in 2023 as he clinched the final stage of the celebrated week-long Paris-Nice race in France with a breathtaking solo escape on Sunday.
And his compatriot and rival Roglic showed his excellent form for the bigger tests ahead as he later completed his victory in the Tirreno-Adriatico race in Italy.
Completing the “Race to the Sun” in Nice, Pogacar won the final stage by 33 seconds to take the overall title by 53 seconds from Frenchman David Gaudu with Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard third at 1 minute 39 seconds back.