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Tour de France: why Slovenia throne at the top


DECRYPTION - The small Balkan country is preparing to experience a festive weekend with the expected coronation of Roglic in front of Pogacar.

Special envoy to Champagnole

Five Slovenians took the start of this Tour.

Two of them, Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar (separated by 57 seconds before the last weekend), sit at the top of the Grande Boucle.

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Slovenia is preparing to plant, on Sunday, the flag of a fifteenth nation on the winners of the biggest race in the world.

“Without the Covid, half the country would have been on the roads to applaud them,”

says Renko, his fist on his heart.

Coming with his wife Alenka, he wanted to see Primoz Roglic, the yellow jersey, which was a close neighbor,

“less than 500 meters away.

These last days, I was not afraid, neither of climbs nor of stone paths: he trains on that ”.

Beside him, national jersey stuck in the backpack, Stanislav, who worked alongside Roglic's first coach, said:

“Cycling is very popular in Slovenia and today Roglic and Pogacar are heroes.

They are faithful to what the Slovenes love, proud but respectful. ”

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Source: lefigaro

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