'Tadej Pogacar could extend with UAE Team Emirates until 2030 with €8 million salary'

The Giro d'Italia has just ended, and with a triumphant victory from Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates are once again over the roof. The team is absolutely dominating the 2024 season in terms of UCI rankings and all the stars are aligning for a continuously successful future. The team may renew with the Slovenian for an even bigger contract.

It is reported this morning by Gazzetta dello Sport that managers from UAE Team Emirates will travel to the team's home nation soon and discuss a renewal for the Slovenian rider. Pogacar has been a long-term bet of the team ever since he was signed back in 2019 and has since became what is called by many the best rider in the current peloton. Besides his Tour de France - and now Giro - wins, Pogacar has won several monuments and stage-races, wins in virtually every terrain and is an incredibly popular rider in the peloton.

Truly, there is no rider like him current in professional cycling and so he rightfully has the highest reported salary: €6 million per season. However this could go even higher, and the report suggests that the value of €8 million per season will be discussed. Pogacar walked up to the final podium of the Giro with the Slovenian and the UAE's flag, and has become a truly perfect figure for the sponsors' goals.

He currently has a contract until 2027. UAE do have Juan Ayuso, Jan Christen and Isaac Del Toro signed under longer contracts currently; but despite it's length, Pogacar's renewal could add a few more years into his contract. More precisely, up until 2029 - like Tour de l'Avenir Del Toro - or even 2030, which would make him the rider with the longest contract in pro cycling currently.

Pogacar is truly living in a different level than the rest of the peloton, having won six stages and dominating the overall classification at the Corsa Rosa seemingly unchallenged by his rivals. Despite this, it is very likely that he still held something back as he looks to win the Tour de France again later this summer.

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