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Pogačar and Roglič ensured a historic double double



Part 986 of the Sports SOS column

Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič continue to delight cycling enthusiasts, as they won the first most prestigious one-week race in the world for the second year in a row, except that compared to last year, they changed venues.

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2101. When was the last time that a rider from the same country won the Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice races in the same year?@vidkul

The Paris-Nice race has been organized since 1933, and the Tirreno-Adriatico since 1966. This means that they were held 58 times in the same year. Only in six cases did the two winners come from the same country, in the last two cases they were Slovenians, of course Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič. Details are in the table below.

A year Country Paris−Nice Tirreno-Adriatico
1970 Belgium Eddy Merckx Antoon Houbrechts
1977 Belgium Freddy Maertens Roger De Vlaeminck
2001 Italy Dario Frigo Davide Rebellin
2017 Colombia Sergio Henao Nairo Quintana
2022 Slovenia Primož Roglič Tadej Pogačar
2023 Slovenia Tadej Pogačar Primož Roglič

2102. What kind of income does Tadej Pogačar have when he wins the white shirts for the best young cyclist in the stage races in the member’s competition? Matej Križnar

Tadej Pogačar he drove 24 stage races in which he was in competition for this shirt, and he won as many as 18 such totals. Since 2019, when he rides for UAE Emirates, he has collected a whopping 15 totals for the best young rider in 18 races.

He remained without a white shirt only in Australia 2019 (he won it Chris Hamilton), at Dauphine 2020 (Daniel Felipe Martinez) and Basque Country 2021 (Jonas Vingegaard).

2103. How many shirts did Primož Roglič win in the seven biggest one-week races?Matej Križnar

Primož Roglič won 15 jerseys in the seven biggest one-week races (eight for overall wins, five times as the points leader, and twice in mountain finishes).

He was most dominant in Basque Country 2021 and just now in Tirreno-Adriatico, when he picked up all three possible shirts.

In total, he won 16 stages in these races. And most interestingly, since Romandie 2017, he has either ended up winning or winning at least one stage in each of these biggest one-week races!

Race A year Final ranking Conquered stages
Romandy 2017 3. 1
Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 29. 1
Basque country 2018 1. 1
Romandy 2018 1.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 1.
Romandy 2019 1. 3
The Dauphine 2020 resignation 1
Paris−Nice 2021 15. 3
Basque country 2021 1. 1
Paris−Nice 2022 1. 1
Basque country 2022 8. 1
The Dauphine 2022 1.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2023 1. 3

Source: Rtvslo

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