Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar, who finished second in the Tour de France on Sunday, will miss the Vuelta a Espana, his UAE Team Emirates announced. Photo: Twitter @TeamEmiratesUAE

Tadej Pogacar to skip Vuelta a Espana

Tadej Pogacar, who finished second in the Tour de France on Sunday, will miss the Vuelta a Espana, his UAE Team Emirates announced.

Tadej Pogacar

Tadej Pogacar, who finished second in the Tour de France on Sunday, will miss the Vuelta a Espana, his UAE Team Emirates announced. Photo: Twitter @TeamEmiratesUAE

Tadej Pogacar, who finished second in the Tour de France on Sunday, will be back in competition in Spain next weekend, but will miss the Vuelta a Espana, his UAE Team Emirates announced on Tuesday.

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The Slovenian was denied a third successive Tour title by the Dane Jonas Vingegaard on Sunday.

Tadej Pogacar will build towards the world champs in September

“The 23-year old will be in action as soon as next weekend for the San Sebastian Classic in the Basque Country before taking a break and building up towards a block of one-day races,” his team said.

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Pogacar was expected to race in the Vuelta but that plan has been scuttled as he builds towards the world championships in Australia at the end of September.

He is then slated to defend his title at Il Lombardia, one of the ‘monuments’ of cycling.

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