Slovenia launches new Stamp to Celebrate Roglic and Pogacar

The Slovenian Cycling Federation and Slovenian Post Office have come together to launch a special stamp for the Slovenian cycling champions

With their double victory in this year's Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar and Primož Roglic recorded the greatest achievement of Slovene cycling to date and triggered a new wave of sporting euphoria in Slovenia.

For three weeks, thanks to these two cycling aces, Slovenia was in the global media spotlight, with journalists from the world's biggest news organisations making the journey to the sunny side of the Alps to film reports in the birthplace of these champions. Meanwhile, a real sporting drama was playing out in France. Primož Roglic had a firm grip on the yellow jersey right up until the penultimate stage, a mountain time trial, but Tadej Pogacar had plans of his own. Roglic rode well, but, with a stunning ride that many have described as one of the finest in recent decades, Pogacar took the lead in the general classification and, the following day, celebrated an extraordinary victory on the Champs-Élysées.

A victory that everyone in Slovenia greeted with tears of joy tinged with sorrow, but in the end happiness reigned, along with an understandable pride at having two champions who are both also outstanding human beings.

The initial euphoria has died down, but the echo of their achievement will resound for a long time to come. Cycling clubs across the country are reporting a record jump in the numbers of children and youngsters wanting to join. All of them with the same dream. The dream of becoming the new Primož or Tadej!

“In cooperation with Pošta Slovenije, in honor of this historic event, we decided to issue a special stamp that will forever testify this extraordinary success.”

Slovenia launches new Stamp to Celebrate Roglic and Pogacar

 
Tag: tourdefrance
 
Jun 11 2021 - NEWS: Chris Froome writes off Tour de France chances
May 30 2021 - NEWS: VIDEO: Chris Froome trains up the Steepest climb in the World
May 26 2021 - NEWS: Tadej Pogacar targets Tour de France title with specific training
Mar 26 2021 - NEWS: 2023 Tour de France rumoured to start in Bilbao in Spain
Jan 19 2021 - NEWS: Froome says Age is a state of mind as he targets fifth Tour de France title
Dec 17 2020 - NEWS: Slovenia launches new Stamp to Celebrate Roglic and Pogacar
Nov 01 2020 - NEWS: Double Ascent of Mount Ventoux in 2021 Tour de France Route Reveal!
Sep 20 2020 - NEWS: Irishman Sam Bennett sprints to Paris stage win in the Green Jersey
Sep 19 2020 - NEWS: Tadej Pogacar wins the 2020 Tour de France
Sep 18 2020 - NEWS: Soren Kragh Andersen solo's to Stage 19 Victory in Champagnole
Nov 09 2019 - NEWS: Penultimate-stage time trial could decide climb-heavy 2020 Tour de France
Sep 17 2020 - NEWS: Ineos Grenadiers celebrate as Kwiatkowski wins stage and Carapaz grabs the Polka Dots
Sep 16 2020 - NEWS: Superman Lopez wins Queen Stage as Roglic distances Rivals
Sep 15 2020 - NEWS: Lennard Kämna wins stage 16 from the breakaway
Sep 13 2020 - NEWS: Pogacar wins the on the Grand Colombier as Quintana and Bernal lose time
Jun 26 2021 - EVENT: 2021 Tour De France