Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) at Dwars door Vlaanderen 2022.

Tadej Pogačar will not defend his Liège-Bastogne-Liège title

Brandon McNulty will replace Pogačar in the UAE Team Emirates lineup while his teammate stays with his family in Slovenia.

by Kit Nicholson

photography by Cor Vos

Tadej Pogačar and UAE Team Emirates have announced that the 23-year-old will not line up to defend his crown at Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Pogačar was due to return to Belgium in time for ‘La Doyenne’, but he will instead remain in Slovenia with his fiancée Urška Žigart, who posted on social media that her mother passed away from cancer earlier this week.

Brandon McNulty will replace his teammate in the UAE Team Emirates squad for Sunday’s race.

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