Cycling is different from football in many things and one of them is that runners do not usually sign long contracts with their teams especially because the squads, unlike football clubs, depend on sponsors, brands that generally do not commit beyond the minimum required by the International Cycling Union (UCI), two years, when they decide to bet on this sport . For this reason, the renewal of Tadej pogacar, aged 22, until 2027 with the UAE team is a first for him cycling.
The Arab squad announced this Friday that the double winner of the Tour He made a stopover in the Emirates on his return from Tokyo where he won the bronze medal in the cycling road test to visit those responsible for the country and his team and sign the renewal of his contract with a team he arrived in 2019 and Where it will remain, for the moment, until 2027 when it is 29 years old and if it continues with the streak demonstrated a few weeks ago in France with the possibility of a good collection of yellow sweaters. At the same time it confirms that the whole of the Emirates remains in the peloton at least until December of that year, in a professional cycling in which there is also another team driven by the 'petrodollars' the Bahrain of Mikel Landa Y Pello Bilbao.
"This team fits me very well and I am lucky to say that I have not only found partners, but also friends. I am excited for the next few years and what will come, hopefully more success for me and the team. I hope we are inspiring many children to ride a bike, "says Pogacar in statements distributed by the team.
It is also Ayuso's team
Pogacar has already decided to practically end the 2021 season without major commitments from now on after having won the Tour and other important races such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Tirreno-Adriatico and to be, indisputably, the new reference of cycling to world level.
The UEA has also bet on incorporating young people with a bright future into the peloton such as the Alicante cyclist Juan Ayuso, the great promise of Spanish cycling, who this Saturday will debut at the San Sebastián Classic in what will be his premiere on World Tour at just 18 years old. It will match the test with Egan bernal Y Mikel Landa, who returns to competition after the serious fall of the Giro, on their way to the Vuelta.