Primož Roglič beats Tadej Pogačar to Slovenian national road race title

The Jumbo-Visma rider becomes national champion for the first time in his career

Primož Roglič (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Primož Roglič beat Tadej Pogačar to become the new Slovenian national road race champion.

The 30-year-old takes the national title for the first time in his career, a heavy favourite pre-race on a course that finished with a steep final climb of 8.3km, its average gradient 7.8 per cent.

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