Tadej Pogačar is back: Slovenian finishes third on first race day since April

His UAE Team Emirates teammate Rafał Majka won stage one of the Tour of Slovenia, as the pair gained almost a minute on the peloton

Tadej Pogacar Milan-San Remo
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Welcome back, Tadej Pogačar. The usual, is it?

UAE Team Emirates' precocious Slovenian had been away from racing for two months, his last race being Flèche Wallonne back in April. With just over a fortnight to go until the Tour de France, the 23-year-old was finally back in action at his home race, the Tour of Slovenia, on Wednesday. It was as if he had never been away.

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