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09.09.2020  

Foreign media in superlatives about Roglič and Pogačar

"Slovenian sport rising to the top." These were the words used by the Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport to describe the second double victory on Le Loop.

The entire world in awe of the power of the two wonder boys of professional cycling. Despite the fact that there are still two weeks to the end of the race, experienced retired professional cyclists such as Lance Armstrong predict that the only real opponent of Primož Roglič is Tadej Pogačar.

The British, Spanish and French media reported on both cycling aces from Slovenia. Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar found themselves in the centre of sports news this week due to their incredible joint triumph. "Deja vu from Vuelta, Pogačar and Roglič impress" was written in the Spanish Marca, and the French L'Équipe added "the first speculates, the second does not". At the beginning of the week, the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dedicated almost an entire page to Slovenian cyclists Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar, who turned Tour de France into Tour de Slovenia at the end of the week with their cycling race through the Pyrenees. The German Süddeutsche Zeitung described the sporting achievement of the Slovenian cycling aces with the words "mountain sprints just like before", and The New York Times wrote: "Roglič leads Tour de France after epic mountain trek."