Tadej Pogačar 'almost ready for the Tour de France' following victory at Tour of Slovenia

The defending Tour champ eased to the overall victory in his home stage race

Tadej Pogacar
(Image credit: Getty)

Tadej Pogačar says he's almost ready to defend his Tour de France title after winning his home stage race, the Tour of Slovenia, two weeks before he sets off from Brest with the number one on his back.

“It feels great, I have been near the podium in this race four times [before] and I can finally celebrate taking the title," Pogačar said after the race, having finished inside the top five on three occasions previously.

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