Interview - 05/11 - 17:53 [GMT + 9]

Pogacar : "An amazing atmosphere"

Tadej Pogacar : "It was an amazing day, an amazing atmosphere in Japan. To win today was incredible. I was waiting for the final tours and I decided to go for only one attack today, it was a great success. The course was pretty fun. Left, right, trough the arena, a little bit of climbing throug the tunnel, a lot of sprints ... It was a nice parcours. Thanks to the fans and the...

The stage film - 05/11 - 17:27 [GMT + 9]

Pogacar wraps up the season in style

Tadej Pogačar wrote the epilogue of a success story and the prologue of a new one. Racing in his Tour de France Saitama Criterium debut, the Slovenian rider came out on top in the Japanese city, the end point of a record-breaking season in which he picked up a whopping seventeen victories, including two Tour stage wins in July. In his final appearance in the white...

News - 04/11 - 19:08 [GMT + 9]

Info with one day to go

A "pretty special" tenth anniversary for Froome  

On Sunday, the Saitama Criterium will be holding its ninth edition and celebrating its tenth anniversary, a decade after its launch in 2013. Chris Froome —one of the three former Tour de France winners present in Japan, along with Tadej Pogačar and Egan Bernal— has fond memories of the inaugural edition,...

News - 04/10 - 16:40 [GMT + 9]

Ten years and a sky full of stars for the Tour de France Saitama Critérium

 Chris Froome was there when it all began. Fresh off the first of his four Tour de France victories, the Briton won over the Japanese fans in his first appearance in the Saitama Criterium. Clad in his yellow jersey, he emerged victorious from the urban circuit and developed a taste for sewing up the season with his Japanese fans. The ties were so strong that in 2019, a...

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