News | Team • March 1, 2021
Pogačar extends with UAE through to 2026
Further contract extension for recent UAE Tour winner
It was a case of double celebration for both Tadej Pogačar and the Emirati squad after the UAE Tour victory, as the young Slovenian also committed himself the team until at least 2026.
Matar Al Yabhouni, President of UAE Team Emirates: “Tadej is our present and our future. He is a rider who was able to win the Tour de France despite his young age and still managed to handle the pressure of such a great success. He showed great poise and determination to win the UAE Tour, a race that is growing year after year and which is of obvious importance to us. I am sure that we will continue to achieve important successes together going forward.”
Having clinched his first victory of the season at the UAE Tour, Pogačar is excited about the years ahead: “I feel at home in this team : there is a special atmosphere between the management, riders and staff and it’s a good environment to be in. The team shows a lot of trust and confidence in me which I am thankful for, and I work hard to show that when I’m racing alongside my teammates . I hope we can have many more successful seasons together in the years ahead.”
Mauro Gianetti, Team Principal & CEO: “We are happy to announce the further extension of Tadej’s contract with us. He strongly believes in our project as we do in his abilities. It is already the third time we’ve extended his contract which shows his commitment to the project we are building here at UAE. We are creating a real group, united, with an atmosphere that I don’t remember in all my years in cycling. I am particularly proud of this.”