Tadej Pogacar ends season: no Tour of Flanders
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Tadej Pogačar will not participate in the Tour of Flanders this autumn. The Slovenian Tour winner is looking forward to rest according to his UAE Emirates team. “He will now take a rest period. His season is over ”, the WorldTour formation tells Sporza.
At the end of September, Pogačar was still planning to take part in the World Cycling Championships in Imola, the Ardennes classics Walloon Arrow and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Flanders after his Tour won. The young climber kept his word up to and including Liège-Bastogne-Liège, but has now decided to pass for ‘Flanders Most Beautiful’.
“Tadej has had a busy period since the Tour, with the World Cup and the Ardennes Classics. He will now take a rest period. His season is over ”, his employer UAE Emirates is clear. This means that Pogačar has driven his last race of 2020 with Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
The winner of the latest Tour de France managed to sprint to ninth place on the Wall of Huy in the Flèche Wallonne, in Liège he finished third after setting back Julian Alaphilippe in the daily result. The Tour of Flanders, even without Pogačar, will be held on Sunday 18 October.
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