The Slovenian has been very happy to visit the Llanos Orientales and get to know the culture of the region, while waiting for Sunday to run the Giro de Rigo
Tadej Pogacar at the Giro de Rigo, Llanos Orientales. Stories Instagram Pogacar
The young Slovenian and world cycling star, Tadej Pogacar arrived in Colombia last Thursday night to fulfill his commitment as the special guest of the Giro de Rigo for this season, the 24-year-old runner was received by Rigoberto Urán at the El Dorado from Bogotá to then head towards the capital of the department of Meta, Villavicencio.
From then on, he would initiate all the protocol acts where they would make the European and his wife feel at home by giving them a hat characteristic of the region. In addition, in several videos published by the organization of the competition for fans and the social networks of the paisa cyclist Rigoberto Urán, it is seen that Tadej was with Carlos Vives and other cyclists from the national squad such as Sergio Higuita.
In other videos he is trying to catch up with the joropo dressed as one more llanero and sharing with all the guests of the night, including the double Olympic champion Mariana Pajón with her husband.
Rigoberto Urán dancing joropo with Pogacar Tadej Pogacar in Villavicencio sharing with guests at Giro de Rigo
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This Sunday, November 6, will be the day that the competition will take place with more than 4,000 amateur cyclists who hope to see a great show on the cranks by professional cyclists.
Urán has been characterized in recent years by the creation of these events in addition to having other businesses such as its Go Rigo Go brand, La Finca de Rigo, among others, which makes it one of the most mediatic cyclists both in sports and at the business level in the country.
For now, he rests and has fun with his family, after having had a historic season of competitions for his record by achieving a stage victory in the Vuelta a España and getting into the top 10 of the race over the last week, even when he came from have a very tough first week in terms of physical performance.
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Until a few days ago it was announced that the paisa cyclist extended his sports career for two more seasons with the EF Education EasyPost, when it was thought that this 2022 he would make the final decision to hang up the bicycle. It seems that his good performance in the last races of the year motivated him to be at the highest level of world cycling one more time, aspiring to be ahead, among the most competitive of the international squad in some of the races on the calendar, since it is necessary to Keep in mind that by 2023 the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz will join the team with the intention of leading the American squad, very surely, in the Tour de France, while Urán would have a different role, perhaps leading the pink team in the Giro de Italy.
The sports director of the EF, Jonathan Vaughters, recently spoke and commented, after knowing the profile of the Tour de France route, that Carapaz would be ideal to face said route, which makes to think that the Colombian Rigoberto Urán would be a second letter or the first in other objectives in the year.