SLOVENIAN Tadej Pogačar amazed the sports world. He recently became the second youngest Tour de France winner in the 117-year history of the prestigious race. Younger than him was only Henri Cornet who was declared the winner in 1904 four months after the end of the race and the disqualification of the first four drivers.
Pogačar performed a bigger miracle than Luka Dončić, a Slovenian about whom the world media constantly write because of his breakthrough in the NBA league.
Cycling Luka Dončić
The 21-year-old Slovenian Dallas Mavericks defender became the rookie of the year in the 2018/2019 season, and during the 2019/2020 season.
He scored a triple-double almost on average. Doncic is undoubtedly an exciting player, a great shooter from outside positions and a cheeky assistant who is not only capable of scoring 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in a playoff game, as he did recently in a game with the Clippers, but he did it in such a lavish and a joyful style reminiscent of Meadowlark Lemon (a legendary member of the Harlem Globetrotters) who puts his pants down on rivals, writes The Ringer.
Their author Michael Bauman admires the young Dallas star so much that his internal music band Ice2Ice created an anthem in his honor called Halleluka, which in 2018 found itself at the top of the music charts. But Luka Dončić is currently not the best Slovenian athlete who will soon turn 22 years old.
The real hero of Slovenia, the guy is about half the size of Dončić and has been cycling on remote alpine roads for the past few days. He is Tadej Pogačar, cyclist Luka Dončić, and he is celebrating his 22nd birthday today.
Pogačar has been the upcoming name of the cycling world for several years. As a teenager, in 2018 he competed in the Second Cycling Division and won the Tour de l’Avenir, which can be considered the Junior Tour de France.
A year later, he made his debut on the UCI World Tour, the highest level of men’s road cycling, at Team UAE Emirates. He won the overall standings at the Tour de California in May, then had three stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana in September and finished in third place.
He thus became one of the 10 youngest drivers to find himself on the podium in the century-old history of major races. It's not just any path to the stars, it's a very way to superstar status. Egan Bernal, a 20-year-old Colombian, won the 2017 Tour de l’Avenir.
The following summer, he won the Tour de California and impressed with his debut performance on the big stage, helping teammate Geraint Thomas win the Tour de France. And in 2019, Bernal won Le Grande Boucle