Tadej Pogačar has announced his next appointments as he outlined his upcoming calendar.

The reigning Tour de France champion will train at altitude in Sestriere with his UAE Team Emirates teammates before departing to his homeland where he will race the Tour of Slovenia and the National Championships.

Following this he will be at the Grand Depart in Brittany to defend his Tour de France title which he claimed in 2020, followed by the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Pogačar: “I’m really excited to get back to racing. I have had a busy time since my last race at Liege but I feel good and ready to aim for my next targets. Last time I raced the Tour of Slovenia my teammate Ulissi so UAE are the defending champions. I’m pleased to go back there : it’s a race I’d dearly love to win.

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