Two-time tour winner Tadej Pojjakar has signed a contract extension. The 22-year-old Slovenian winner who recently finished third in the Olympic road race has signed with Team Emirates until 2027. He has one of the longest contracts in cycling. Pogacar has been with Team UAE since 2019.
Team leader Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni Al Dhaheri was happy. “We are delighted to have Taj with us for years to come. Taj helps change the way people think about cycling and cycling in the UAE. We are proud of him and everything he and the team have achieved. Representing sports champions like Tadej for our country reflects our mission and mission: to encourage our people to exercise and live A healthier life. We are already seeing improvements and we are seeing more people using bikes and enjoying exercise, which is an important step for our country.”
Pogačar himself is also happy with the contract extension. “I am really happy to commit to my future to the team and stay here for years to come. I feel like at home here, I feel like a big family. This team is a really good fit for me and I am very lucky to have found not only teammates but friends as well. I am excited about the coming years and what you will achieve, and I hope for more.” It’s a success for me and the team. I hope we inspire many kids to start cycling.”
CEO Mauro Gianetti (CEO and Team Manager) is satisfied with the team. We have built a team of young talent for the future and Tadig has been an integral part of this process from the start. We watched him grow from a teenager into a young man and what he has achieved is amazing. He is inspiring not only his teammates, but a whole new generation of young cyclists in the UAE and around the world.”
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