Tadej Pogacar prepares for TDF at Criterium du Dauphine
Aug 11 2020 09:32 pm CET

Tadej Pogacar prepares for TDF at Criterium du Dauphine
Tadej Pogacar prepares for TDF at Criterium du Dauphine
Photo of Tadej Pogacar by UAE-Team Emirates

Tadej Pogacar will lead UAE Team Emirates at the Criterium du Dauphine, continuing his build-up ahead of the Tour de France.

The Slovenian rider will be at the start line of the French race, which will be fifth stages long and will feature climbing finishes in each of them. This competition is set to prepare the riders for the upcoming Tour de France, which will be the first grand tour of the season in the revamped calendar forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I'm coming into the Dauphine with some good race miles after my first time at Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo," said Pogacar. "Both races were really unique and an amazing experience. I was happy with my condition also.

"Some of the stages here at the Dauphiné could suit me, but the principal aim is building up for the Tour de France. Formolo is also really going well at the moment, so we will try to do something between us here."

UAE Team Emirates' line-up for the Criterium du Dauphine (August 12-16):

Davide Formolo
Jan Polanc
Tadej Pogacar
Vegard Stake Laengen
David De La Cruz
Sven Erik Bystrom
Alexander Kristoff




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