The winner Jonas Vingegaard. Foto: Profimedia
The winner Jonas Vingegaard. Foto: Profimedia

The Danish fisherman beats the Slovenian wolf for the second time

The best cyclists in the world have just completed the Tour de France in Paris.

They competed for 21 days, putting more than 3400 kilometers behind them.

The fastest of all was the Dane, Jonas Vingegaard, who celebrated the overall victory for the second time in a row on the Champs-Élysées in the biggest cycling race of the year.

Everyone in Slovenia crossed their fingers for Tadej Pogačar, who is considered the best cyclist in the world.

The barely 24-year-old wolf from Klanec pri Komendi fought to the last atom of strength. The whole time he was breathing down the neck of his Danish rival, who was nicknamed the fisherman, but in the end Pogačar had to admit defeat.

Nevertheless, the Slovenian hero left his mark in our hearts because even on the day when he would have preferred to get off the bike, he did not give up. He drove stubbornly to the finish line, fought to the best of his ability, and ended up taking a remarkable second place.

In addition to taking second place in the general classification, Tadej Pogačar also won the white shirt for the best young rider and two stage victories.

Especially with the second victory – he showed his true character by achieving it only a few days after a painful defeat on the most difficult stage. 

“I felt like a child on a bike, I was so happy,” Pogi described.

It wasn’t just Vingegaard and Pogačar who shined in the race across France – everyone who reached the finish line deserves praise.

Another Slovenian, Matej Mohorič, achieved a big stage victory when he won very dramatically after a photo finish.

Luka Mezgec, who was in an assistant role, also successfully crossed the finish line in Paris after three weeks.

Points to Consider

  1. Do you know when Pogačar celebrated his victories in the Tour de France?
  2. Do you follow other cycling races?
  3. Have you been to Paris?


The original version of this article was published on July 24th.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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