Pogacar's "free spirit" takes the covers after the Tour

Media from around the world highlight the cyclist's triumph in the Tour de France general classification, in "the most beautiful duel in the history of Slovenian sport."


The victory of Tadej Pogacar in the general of the Tour de France has made the front pages of the media around the world, which in their printed and digital editions echo the milestone achieved by the young Slovenian cyclist at 21 years old.

The newspaper L'Équipe dedicates its entire front page to Tadej Pogacar with the headline that the cyclist gave them in an interview: "He had a free spirit." In the subtitle they highlight "Winner of the Tour de France in his first participation, the Slovenian prodigy describes in an interview with L'Équipe the surprising trajectory that has led him to the title". The photo is of Pogacar smiling in the yellow jersey of the Tour de France leader.

The Delo newspaper, Slovenia's main newspaper, also echoes the triumph of his compatriot with the headline: "The best of the Tour de France was Slovenian", with an image of Pogacar, Roglic and Porte posing on the podium in Paris. In addition, in its digital edition they also echo the battle between Pogacar and Roglic for the yellow jersey: "The most beautiful duel in the history of Slovenian sport" .

La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian sports media collects in its digital edition Pogacar's statements after proclaiming himself Tour champion, as well as a video of the celebration of his victory in Komenda, Pogacar's hometown.

For its part, the British newspaper The Telegraph echoes the fact that the Tour has been able to conclude despite the threat of the pandemic. "Balance of the Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar's victory is a triumph when he managed to finish the race during the pandemic". The photo is for Roglic, Pogacar and Porte on the podium in Paris.

The British newspaper The Guardian also collects this fact with the headline "Tadej Pogacar, Slovenia's toast after the strange Tour de France" in a race in which they stand out that there have been "Presentations with a mask, positive from the Tour director ... It was a strange Tour but the winner looks like he's here to stay and lead an exciting new generation of riders. " The image is of Pogacar hugged with a UAE Tour teammate as he entered the Paris finish line.

In addition to taking stock of the Colombian participation and collecting the story of Rigoberto Urán and his eighth position in the general ranking after considering his retirement, the Colombian media El Tiempo also collects how Pogacar's triumph and a profile on him were experienced at the UAE Emirates young Slovenian cyclist

Slovenia, in yellow by Pogacar

After the Slovenian triumph this Sunday in the last Tour de France, won by Tadej Pogacar ahead of Primoz Roglic, Slovenia is experiencing a true "yellow fever", following the color of the most important and famous of cycling jerseys worldwide.

The entire small Alpine country is adorned with flags, objects and paintings of that color, from streets, squares, gas stations, shops and offices, and people wear yellow shirts and dresses.

The ancient medieval city of Ljubljana, will be colored today also with yellow lights in honor of Pogacar and Roglic.

His victory in Paris was celebrated late last night with champagne and dancing in many places in Slovenia, but especially in the municipality of Komenda, about 25 kilometers north of Ljubljana, where Klanec, Pogacar's hometown, is located.

East of the capital, in Zagorje ob Savi, the birthplace of Roglic, who led the Tour until the penultimate stage on Saturday and was unexpectedly overtaken by his young compatriot, the jubilation is nevertheless mixed with some regret that his favorite was not the first

"For us, Roglic is the champion, although we recognize that Pogacar has deservedly won," only one of his local fans said in a statement to public television RTVS.

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