Tadej Pogacar has already forgotten Wollongong

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Pogacar to start in the Tour of Emilia

After a two-week break for the World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, UAE Team Emirates returns to competition by participating in two Italian races: the Coppa Agostoni (Sept. 29) and the Giro dell’Emilia (Oct. 1).

Tadej PogaÄar will lead the team in the Giro dell’Emilia, looking to regain the good feelings that allowed him to triumph at the Gp Montreal, Canada.

These are his words, “I raced this series of Italian races for the first time last season, and I really enjoyed this session of racing culminating with the success in Il Lombardia: I have all the enthusiasm needed to try to repeat the performance of last year.

The Giro dell’Emilia presents a really challenging final circuit, certainly spectacular for cycling fans: after returning from Australia, I resumed cycling without forcing too much, we’ll see on Saturday how my condition will be, but for sure it will still be an important step to get to the appointment of Il Lombardia, a special race with which to close the season.”

The team, directed by coaches Fabio Baldato (Italy) and Marco Marzano (Italy), will consist of:

George Bennett (Nzl)
Alessandro Covi (Ita)
Davide Formolo (Ita)
Marc Hirschi (Sui)
Rafal Majka (Pol)
Tadej PogaÄar (Slo)
Marc Soler (Spa)

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