Fri, 23 Oct 2020

Neighbours and cycling fans gathered on Sunday in the tiny Slovenian town of Komenda, north of capital Ljubljana, to celebrate the surprise victory of compatriot Tadej Pogacar on the Tour de France.

With some discomfort he admitted he and most of the community had been expecting Roglic to be the ultimate winner.

"We would have preferred if Primoz had won, but the stronger win. We came to greet Pogacar's fans here," Jure, a man in his early 20s, told AFP adding Roglic was under much bigger pressure than his younger rival.

Not far from there, a woman in her 50s working in her garden noticed journalists watching Pogacar's house and said angrily: "I know why you are here... You came for him, but Roglic should have won."

Slovenian President Borut Pahor, who was at the finish on the Champs Elysees in Paris, raised a yellow flag along with the national flag at the presidency before he left on Saturday.

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