Join us in cheering for our champions at the Tour de France

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Join us in cheering for our champions at the Tour de France

After securing two national titles last week, Tadej Pogačar is heading to the Tour de France with one clear objective in mind: to claim the prestigious yellow jersey for the third time. Regarded as one of the top favourites, Tadej Pogačar, along with his compatriots Luka Mezgec and Matej Mohorič, will proudly represent Slovenia.

Join us in cheering for our champions at the Tour de France

Explore the essential role of Slovenia in the Tour de France

For the past month, the cycling world has closely followed Pogačar's journey as he returned to training on the roads, overcoming a wrist injury. As a two-time Tour de France winner and now a two-time national champion, Pogačar has held the top spot in the UCI World Ranking for an impressive 101 weeks. His victories in the time trial at Pokljuka and the road race in Radovljica during the Slovenian national championships earned him a special jersey adorned with Slovenia's symbols and colours, signifying his status as the national champion.

Young by age, a champion by heart

At just 24 years old, Tadej Pogačar has already amassed an impressive collection of accolades. He has claimed the coveted yellow jersey twice at the Tour de France, earned a bronze medal at the Olympic Games, and secured the green jersey twice at the Tour of Slovenia. This year, he sets his sights on the white jersey, competing for the title of the best young rider at the Tour de France.

Pogačar's dominance at the Tour de France is evident, having clinched overall victories in 2020 and 2021, and finishing as the runner-up last year. The cycling world recognizes him alongside his Danish rival, Jonas Vingegaard, as the top contender for the yellow jersey at this year's Tour de France.

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As he prepares for the Tour de France, Pogačar continues his training also in Slovenia

His international profile and exemplary personal and sporting values make him a role model for aspiring young athletes. His life motto is: "Never quit trying, and never give up." As an ambassador of Slovenian tourism, Pogačar actively contributes to showcasing Slovenia as a top destination for outdoor active holidays and sports training. Through his partnership with the Slovenian Tourist Board, he participates in various activities and events aimed at promoting the country's natural beauties.

The video with Pogačar has garnered over 330,000 views on the Feel Slovenia YouTube channel. Reflecting on his surroundings, he expresses his pride in the video, recognizing how the stunning hills and landscapes have shaped the way he cycles. Few countries can rival Slovenia's breathtaking nature.

Watch the captivating video with Tadej Pogačar:

Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of the Tour de France and join the cheering fever

This incredible event unites Slovenian fans and enthusiasts of Slovenian cyclists from all corners of the globe. It is the unwavering support and electrifying energy of fans that provides the athletes with the extra motivation they need during pivotal moments, propelling them towards the pinnacle of their performance.

You too can virtually cheer for Tadej Pogačar during the Tour de France. How can you participate? It's simple:

  • Capture a photo or video showcasing your enthusiastic spirit and share it on your Instagram story.
  • Before posting, enhance your content with virtual fan props from the extensive collection of GIFs available in Instagram stories. Don't forget to include the hashtag #ifeelsLOVEnia.

Indulge in the Slovenian fan fever by visiting the following link: 

Join the Cycling Fans of Slovenia Strava Club as they accumulate fan kilometers. For the second consecutive year, from 1 to 23 July, participants across Slovenia aim to cover the entire distance of 3,406.6 km repeatedly throughout the Tour de France. Each member contributes their individual kilometers, which are tallied weekly, in the collective endeavor to complete the equivalent distance of the Tour de France multiple times, but exclusively on Slovenian roads.

 

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