Tadej Pogacar will remain in the UAE Team Emirates jersey until the end of the 2026 season. The winner of the 2020 Tour de France has in fact extended his contract that was due to expire in 2024 by a further two years. After the amazing win in the team’s home race in Abu Dhabi, obtained thanks to the beautiful victory at the top of the climb by Jebel Hafeet, the young Slovenian talent is today in the very small circle of riders capable of winning both in the stage races and in the one-day classics.
Matar Al Yabhouni, President of UAE Team Emirates: “Tadej is our present and our future. He is a rider who was able to win the Tour de France despite his young age and still managed to handle the pressure of such a great success. He showed great poise and determination to win the UAE Tour, a race that is growing year after year and which is of obvious importance to us. I am sure that we will continue to achieve important successes together going forward.”
Mauro Gianetti, Team Principal & CEO: “We are happy to announce the further extension of Tadej’s contract with us. He strongly believes in our project as we do in his abilities. It is already the third time we’ve extended his contract which shows his commitment to the project we are building here at UAE. We are creating a real group, united, with an atmosphere that I don’t remember in all my years in cycling. I am particularly proud of this.”