Slovenia honours Tour de France heroes

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20 December 2020
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Slovenia Post have celebrated the double victory in this year’s Tour de France of cyclists Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič with a miniature sheet featuring a single stamp.

Described as ‘the greatest achievement of Slovene cycling’ which ‘triggered a new wave of sporting euphoria in Slovenia’ the Tour de France win saw Tadej Pogačar win the famous race ahead of compatriot Primož Roglič who looked as though he was destined to win the race before being overtaken on the penultimate stage.

Slovenia Post explains: ‘Roglič rode well, but, with a stunning ride that many have described as one of the finest in recent decades, Pogačar took the lead in the general classification and, the following day, celebrated an extraordinary victory on the Champs-Élysées…

The initial euphoria has died down, but the echo of their achievement will resound for a long time to come. Cycling clubs across the country are reporting a record jump in the numbers of children and youngsters wanting to join. All of them with the same dream. The dream of becoming the new Primož or Tadej! 

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Issue date: 4 December 2020, en.posta.si/home/stamps


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