Hometown: Komenda (Slovenia)
Date of birth: 21/09/1998
He is a two time Tour de France winner, and has won two one-day Monuments (Liège–Bastogne–Liège and Giro di Lombardia).
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Here is a true talent, a product of the successful Slovenian school which has recently been launching many top-notch riders to the forefront of the cycling scene.
He joined UAE Team Emirates on the advice of Andrej Hauptmann, a Slovenian ex-pro and team manager for Tadej when he was a rookie. Marko Polanc, who is Jan’s father, was also Tadej’s Sports Director.
Tadej and Jan Polanc share a deep bond of friendship and the two Slovenians spend a lot of time together training.
The first thing that stands out about Tadej is his ability to stay cool and calm in any situation, which is quite a rare characteristic in such a young rider.
When he isn’t on a bike, he loves hiking in the mountains.
4x Andalucia stages
1x Andalucia GC
3x Stage Paris-Nice
1x Paris-Nice GC
1x Ronde van Vlaanderen
1x Amstel Gold Race
1x La Fleche Wallone
2x Stages Tour de France
1x Il Lombardia
Stage 4(Jebel Jais), Stage 7(Jebel Hafeet) and GC UAE Tour
2 Stages and GC Tirreno Adriatico
2 Stages and GC Tour of Slovenia
3 Stages Tour de France
Tre Valli Varesine
Stage (Jebel Hafeet) and GC UAE Tour
Stage (Prati di Tivo) and GC Tirreno-Adriatico
Stage Basque Country: Ermualde
Stage (Celje) and GC Tour of Slovenia
3 stages (ITT Laval, Saint Lary Soulan, Luz Ardiden) Tour de France
General Classification Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana;
2 Stages Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana:
3 stages Tour de France:
Pau. Lyon, Lure
GC Tour de France
He joins UAE Team Emirates
General classification: Volta ao Algarve
Stage Volta ao Algarve: Foia
Stage Tour of California: Mt. Baldy
General class. Tour of California
TT Slovenian championship
3 stages Vuelta a Espana: Cortals d'Encamp, Los Machucos, Plataforma de Gredos