FACTBOX-Cycling-Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar
* Coached by former world road race bronze medallist and fellow Slovenian Andrej Hauptman * 2018 is Pogacar’s breakthrough year. He wins the Tour de l’Avenir, a stage race for young riders often seen as a springboard for the Tour de France. He also won the mountains classification in that race.
* In 2020, he gears up for the Tour de France by finishing fourth in the Criterium du Dauphine * On the Tour de France, the Slovenian champion claims the overall lead on the penultimate day, overturning a 57-second deficit to leapfrog Roglic
* Last year he became the first rider since Eddy Merckx in 1969 to hold three distinctive jerseys (yellow, white for the best Under-25, polka dot for the mountains classification). Merckx had won the mountains classification, yellow jersey and green jersey for the points classification
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