BRUSSELS (AP) – Two-time Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar won’t compete at the Spanish Vuelta next month and will instead be focussing on one-day races until the end of the season, his team said on Tuesday.
Pogacar, who was runner-up to Jonas Vingegaard at the Tour de France last week, was expected to compete at the Spanish race starting August 19.
He will travel to Spain next week to take part in the San Sebastian Classic in the Basque Country.
The UAE-Emirates team said the 23-year-old from Slovenia will then take some time off before returning to competition on August 28 at the Grand Prix Plouay in France.
Pogacar is expected to be at the world championships on September 25 before he defends his title at Il Lombardia on October 8.