Pogačar Wins Amstel Gold

Tadej Pogačar just keeps on astonishing the cycling world, the Slovenian superstar adding the 2023 Amstel Gold to his impressive palmares.

Just a few weeks back he won Ronde Van Vlaanderen, and on Sunday soloed to victory ahead of Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) and Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost).

 “I did not expect that we’d go in the breakaway so early, and I was on a sort of flat tyre for many kms in the front and I was doubting I could come to the finish solo,” said Pogačar after the latest win.

“Mathieu van der Poel told me I should go on the Keutenberg. It is the hardest climb and it suits me the most. He told me that three days ago, he sent me a message. I will thank him for the advice.”

24yo Pogačar was born on September 21, 1998, in Komenda, and made his professional debut in 2019 for UAE Team Emirates.

He quickly gained attention with his impressive performances. In 2020, he won the Tour de France, the most prestigious races in professional cycling, at the age of 21, making him the youngest winner in over a century. Pogačar also won three stages in the 2020 Tour and claimed the overall victory in the young rider classification.

Pogacar with 2nd-placed Thomas Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers) and Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost).

In addition to his Tour de France victories, Pogačar has also won other prestigious races, including the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Tour of Slovenia. He has consistently been ranked among the top cyclists in the world and is considered one of the rising stars of professional cycling.

Pogačar is known for his aggressive racing style and fearless approach in the mountains. He is also known for his humble and down-to-earth personality, and he has a large following of fans who admire his talent and sportsmanship. With his impressive achievements at a young age, Pogačar is expected to continue making a significant impact in the world of professional cycling in the years to come.

Amstel Gold Top 3
1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 6:02:02
2.Ben Healy (EF Easypost) +38’’
3. Tom Pidcock (Ineos-Grenadiers) +2’14’’


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