Slovenia is the happy island of sport: why does it produce so many champions?

Roglic’s triumph at the Giro d’Italia is only the latest in a long series: let’s discover the secrets of a country that is the same size as Puglia, between biodiversity and investments

L’happy island of sport hides beyond the Julian Alps, at the source of the Isonzo river. To reach it, just leave Italy from the north-eastern border. Once the border has been crossed, here is a winning model that is making school all over the world. Slovenia is as big as Puglia and has fewer inhabitants than Rome (about 2 million).