Pogačar wins world road race bronze

Tadej Pogačar won bronze for Slovenia in the road race at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow on 6 August in what he described as a "sprint of the living dead".

Despite crashing while leading the race, Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel managed to remount his bike and pull away to win the rainbow jersey, finishing 37 seconds clear of Belgian Wout van Aert in second.

The Belgian shook off the Slovenian and Dane Mads Pedersen on the last short climb, and then Pogačar beat Pedersen in a head-to-head sprint for bronze to secure his first world championships medal.

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