Me personally being a cycling buff, will start with cycling.
Primož Roglič is a former ski jumper-turned-professional cyclist, that in 2019 won famous spanish La Vuelta race. To add some more results to Primož’s CV, he won Tour de France – Stage 4, became National champion 2020, and we can see him perform very well on this year’s Tour de France. Just turn on the TV and find your favourite sport channel.
It would be unfair not to mention Tadej Pogačar, Primož’s competitor. Tadej is currently riding for UAE-Team Emirates and at only 21 years old he shows big potential. Just recently he broke a record – being the fastest »climber« on Col de Peyresourde, he improved a record from 2003 for 45 seconds. You will hear about this kid in years to come.
But drifting a few years back, Americans could hear about a Slovenian rider who made Lance Armstrong look like an old grandpa. Jure Robič won the nutorious RAAM (Race Across America), an ultra-distance road cycling race from West to the East coast of the States in one go. Not once, but 5 times. Sadly, Jure passed away in an accident 10 years ago by colliding with a car in his hometown Jesenice.
Update Sep 14th: on September 13th, Pogačar has won Stage 9, while Roglič retains yellow jersey. 😲