Nepozabna 9. etapa v Andori

Tadeju Pogačarju je uspelo kar uspe le redkim. Prva tritedenska dirka in že pred prvim prostim dnem ima odličen slovenski kolesar v žepu etapno zmago.  9. etapa letošnje dirke po Španiji je bila ena izmed težjih z ogromno višinskimi metri vzponov in spustov. Kolesarje je pred zaključnim vzponom čakal tudi daljši makedamski odsek, ki je sicer težave povzročil predvsem Miguel Angel Lopezu in žal tudi Primožu Rogliču.

»Z današnjo zmago sem izredno zadovoljen, etapa je bila zahtevna, na drugem spustu, ki je bil tehničen smo šli umirjeno, potem pa se je začela akcija. Napadom sem sicer nekoliko težko sledil, vendar sem ostal v svojem tempu. Sledil je makedamski odsek kjer sem šel na polno, na koncu zaradi težavnosti niti nismo vedeli kje je kdo. Sledil sem Quintani, kasneje je začelo še deževati, kar mi je zelo odgovarjalo. Napadel sem, kilometer in pol do cilja pa sem se zavedal, da mi bo zares uspelo priti do etapne zmage.«

je Tadej po zmagoviti etapi strnil misli za svojo spletno stran.

V skupnem seštevku je Tadej ogromno napredoval, sedaj drži 5. mesto z minuto in 42 sekundami zaostanka za Nairom Quintano. Pred kolesarji je zelo dobrodošel dan počitka, v torek pa se boj nadaljuje s posamično vožnjo na čas.


Wonderful Stage 9 of La Vuelta 2019!

Tadej Pogačar has won a stage in excellent way. Tough Andorra stage provided spectacular day for riders and fans. Tadej has been climbing really well and when the storm came down, he was suddenly in the top position for a stage win.

»I am super happy with a stage win. It was a very tough day with many climbs and relentless pace through it. In the race final there were many attacks, which I had some difficulties to follow but I stayed in my pace to control the effort. Later on we were flying on the dirt road of the stage. I was there with Quintana who I had to follow. After storm came down I was feeling really well so I attacked and with 1,5 kilometer to the finish I knew I will win the stage. What a great feeling.«

Tadej for his website.

Tadej is now sitting fifth overall with minute and 42 seconds deposit to race leader Nairo Quintana. Riders now have day off before Tuesday’s Individual Time Trial.

Ekipa UAE Team Emirates za dirko Vuelta España 2019

Štirje Italijani, trije Kolumbijci in en Slovenec bodo zastopali ekipo Emiratov

Predstavljamo osem kolesarjev, ki bodo sestavljali formacijo ekipe UAE Team Emirates na dirki Vuelta España 2019. Tretji in zadnji Grand Tour v tej sezoni se začne v soboto, 24. avgusta pri jezeru Salinas de Torrevieja z ekipnim kronometrom in konča v Madridu 15. septembra.

Menedžer ekipe Joxean Matxin (Šp) s podporo Andreja Hauptmana (Slo), Bruna Vicina (Ita) in Paola Tiralonga (Ita) bo vodil naslednje kolesarje:
– Fabio Aru (Ita)
– Valerio Conti (Ita)
– Fernando Gaviria (Kol)
– Sergio Henao (Kol)
– Marco Marcato (Ita)
– Sebastian Molano (Kol)
– Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
– Oliviero Troia (Ita)


UAE Team Emirates line-up for the Vuelta España 2019

Four Italians, three Colombians and one Slovenian to represent the Emirati squad


Attached is a video to present the eight riders who will make up the formation of the UAE Team Emirates in the Vuelta España 2019. The third and final Grand Tour of the season will start Saturday, August 24th from Salinas de Torrevieja with a team time trial and will end in Madrid on September 15th.

Team manager Joxean Matxin (Esp), along with the the support of Andrej Hauptman (Slo), Bruno Vicino (Ita) and Paolo Tiralongo (Ita), will guide the following riders:
– Fabio Aru (Ita)
– Valerio Conti (Ita)
– Fernando Gaviria (Col)
– Sergio Henao (Col)
– Marco Marcato (Ita)
– Sebastian Molano (Col)
– Tadej Pogačar (Slo)
– Oliviero Troia (Ita)

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Trening v Planici

Malo z zamikom, a vseeno nekaj besed o treningu v Planici, kjer sem preživel dvanajst dni in se pripravljal za nadaljevanje sezone. Dobre vremenske razmere so omogočile izpeljavo treninga v celoti. Poleg lepega in toplega vremena sem vse dni imel tudi dobro družbo. Vse dni je bila z menoj moja boljša polovica Urška, poleg nje mi je prve dni družbo delal prijatelj Luka Pibernik (Bahrain Merida), v nadaljevanju pa sta se mi pridružila nekdanja klubska kolega Žiga Ručigaj in Žiga Jerman (Gusto Santic). Planica s Kranjsko Goro kot izhodiščno točko ponuja res veliko možnosti kolesarjenja, predvsem pa je v neposredni bližini kar nekaj daljših klancev, ki jih pri meni doma (razen Krvavca) praktično ni. Seveda me je pot nekajkrat vodila na Vršič in nato v dolino Trente do Bovca in nazaj preko Predela, z vmesno opcijo skoka še na Mangart. V obrnjeni smeri je trasa prav tako lepa in vrhunska.

Nekajkrat sem se zapeljal tudi na avstrijsko stran preko Korenskega sedla, pa skočil še na Dobrač, ki je prav tako dolg in zanimiv klanec. Po dolini od Trbiža proti Tablji sem skočil še na Mokrine in se po Ziljski dolini vrnil nazaj do Beljaka in se preko Korenskega sedla z avstrijske (strme) strani spustil v Planico. Ta severozahodni del Slovenije, po katerem sem vozil, je resnično lep. Že samo izhodišče, kjer sem bival (Hotel Planica), ponuja ob tako lepih dneh čudovite poglede na visoke gore, ki zaznamujejo to območje. Ko dodamo še številne potoke, reke in jezera, ob katerih sem vozil, je slika narave res popolna in vse to le nekaj kilometrov od doma. Dobro sem treniral, izpolnil plan, lepo je bilo in hitro je minilo. Zdaj pa novim izzivom naproti.


Training in Planica

With a little delay, but still – a few words about my training in Planica where I spent 12 days preparing to continue the season. Good weather conditions allowed me to complete the entire training. In addition to the nice and warm weather I had good company too: my better half Urška was  there all the time, and my friend Luka Pibernik (Bahrain Merida) was there for the first few days, followed by my former club colleagues Žiga Ručigaj and Žiga Jerman (Gusto Santic). Planica with Kranjska Gora as the starting point offers many cycling options, and especially there are several long slopes which I don’t have at home (with the exception of Krvavec). Of course, I cycled to Vršič several times, and over it to the Trenta valley and Bovec and back over Predel, with an option to jump to Mangart on the way. In the other direction this route is equally nice and excellent.

A few times I cycled to the Austrian side over the Korensko sedlo/Wurzenpass and to Dobratsch/Villacher Alpe – an equally long and interesting slope. Along the valley from Tarvisio towards Pontebba I made a jump to Nassfeld and returned along the Gailtal to Villach, then descended over the Korensko sedlo/Wurzenpass from the steep Austrian side to Planica. This north-western part of Slovenia where I was cycling is exceptionally beautiful. Even the starting point where I stayed, the Planica Hotel, has a beautiful view of high mountains which are characteristic for this area. If I add the numerous brooks, rivers and lakes along which I rode the image of nature is perfect – and this only a few kilometres from home. I trained well, met the plan, it was a nice time which passed quickly. And now I am ready for new challenges.

Plan dirk za drugi del sezone – moj prvi GRAND TOUR Vuelta 2019

Moj plan dirk za drugi del sezone je postavljen. Tokrat bom dirkal v glavnem na Iberskem polotoku, natančneje v Španiji. Že v začetku avgusta, 3. avgusta bom nastopil na enodnevni klasiki San Sebastian (1.UWT). Težka proga z veliko vzponi in dolžino več kot 200 km je kar dober izziv in dobra motivacija za poletne treninge. Konec avgusta pa bo sledil moj prvi nastop na tritedenski dirki – Vuelta od 24. avgusta do 15. septembra (o tej dirki nekoliko več kasneje). Konec septembra pa sledi še svetovno prvenstvo v Yorkshiru.


Race plan for the second part of the season – my first GRAND TOUR Vuelta 2019

My plan for the second part of the season is set. This time I will be racing mostly on the Iberian Peninsula, or to be precise, in Spain. In early August, on August 3rd, I will be racing at the one-day classical San Sebastian (1.UWT). This hard route with many slopes and a length of over 200 km is quite a challenge and good motivation for summer trainings. At the end of August I will be for the first time participating in a three-week race – the Vuelta from 24th August do 15th September 2019 (more about this race later). And at the end of September, the world championship in Yorkshire.

Kolesarska dirka Giro Rosa Iccrea – Tadej Pogačar kot navijač

Na zaključkih dirk ob jezeru Cancano in v Malaga Montasio smo med gledalci videli majico UAE Emirates, na drugih etapah pa mladeniča s plakatom in velikimi pljuči za glasno spodbujanje v stilu popolnega navijača. O kom govorimo? Gre za običajnega ljubitelja kolesarskih dirk? Vse prej kot to, gre za Tadeja Pogačarja, vzhajajočo zvezdo svetovnega kolesarstva, ki je na cestah kolesarske dirke Giro Rosa Iccrea navijal za svojo zaročenko, Urško Žigart.

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Nov profesionalni kolesar, član ekipe UAE Emirates, za katerega je letos prva sezona v najvišji kategoriji, je zabeležil štiri uspehe, med katerimi sta skupni zmagi na dirkah Volta ao Algrave in Tour of California, s čimer je pri dvajsetih letih postal najmlajši zmagovalec dirke v kategoriji World Tour. Zdaj že nekaj dni sledi najpomembnejši ženski kolesarski dirki na mednarodni ravni. »Imel sem nekaj prostega časa, tako da sva se s prijateljem odločila, da greva navijat za mojo punco in njeno ekipo BTC City Ljubljana. Njej veliko pomeni, da sem tukaj, in meni je tudi všeč,« pripoveduje Tadej, medtem ko kaže doma narejen plakat, na katerem v slovenščini piše »Gremo Urška!«.
Tadej in Urška sta se spoznala na pripravah v Poreču pred dvema letoma in pol, ko sta tekmovala za isto ekipo. Všeč sta si bila od samega začetka, medtem ko sta uradno skupaj šele eno leto. »Zelo mi je všeč žensko kolesarjenje, saj ga je zelo razburljivo spremljati, vendar pa žal Gira ne predvajajo v neposrednem prenosu na televiziji. S seboj imam kolo, vendar te dni ne treniram veliko. Sledenje dirkam kot navijač je skoraj bolj utrujajoče kot tekmovanje, saj se kot tekmovalec trudiš na kolesu, medtem ko ti ni treba skrbeti za premestitve in vse drugo. Z Urško se zelo malo vidiva, saj mora ostati skoncentrirana na dirko ter biti s svojo ekipo, vendar sem zelo vesel, da sem tukaj in jo podpiram.« Naslednja dirka bo za oba v San Sebastianu.

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Giro Rosa Iccrea cycling race – Tadej Pogačar as fan

At the conclusions of the races at Lake Cancano and in Malaga Montasio we noticed an UAE Emirates jersey among the spectators; at the other stages we saw a young man with a poster and large lungs who was loudly cheering in the style of a perfect fan. Who are we talking about? Was it an ordinary cycling fan? Not at all, this was Tadej Pogačar, a rising star in the cycling world, who cheered for his fiancée Urška Žigart on the roads of the Giro Rosa Iccrea race.

This new professional cyclist, member of the UAE Emirates team, is racing his first season in the top category this year and already recorded four successful races, for example the overall victory at the races Volta ao Algarve and Tour of California. At the age of 20 he became the youngest winner in the World Tour category. For the last few days he has been following the main women’s international cycling race. “I had some free time so with my friend we decided to go and cheer for my girlfriend and her team BTC City Ljubljana. It means a lot to her that I am here, and I like it,« says Tadej, showing me a homemade poster with the Slovenian words »Gremo Urška!« (Go Urška!)

Tadej and Urška met at preparations in Poreč, Croatia, two years and a half ago, when they were competing for the same team. They instantly liked each other, but officially they have been an item for only one year. “I like women’s cycling, because it is very exciting to follow, but unfortunately the Giro is not being directly broadcast on TV. I have my bicycle here, but these days I don’t train much. It is almost more exhausting to follow the races as a fan – if you race, you work hard on the bicycle, while you don’t need to take care of the transfers and all. With Urška we don’t see much of each other because she needs to maintain her concentration and stay with her team, but I am very happy to be here and support her.« The next race for both of them will be in San Sebastian.

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Author: Giulia De Maio