When he returned to competition this Wednesday on the Tour of Slovenia, Tadej Pogacar said he observed the performances of Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard on the Critérium du Dauphiné, without being surprised.
Tadej Pogacar does not change a formula that works. Like last year before his second victory in the Tour de France, the Slovenian is preparing at home. Indeed, the leader of the UAE Team Emirates team preferred to line up with the Tour of Slovenia instead of the Critérium du Dauphiné and the Tour de Suisse, more traditional meetings for candidates for victory in the Big loop. ” The Tour of Slovenia is my home race! She is very beautiful, she only lasts five daystold the double winner of the Tour de France to the press ahead of the first stage of the event, in which he took third place behind his teammate Rafal Majka and his compatriot Domen Novak. I don’t need seven or nine days of racing before the Tour. I focus on my training. However, the 23-year-old rider does not forbid himself anything, as long as he is having fun on the bike. “I’m having fun here, and I’m more relaxed in view of the Tour,” he added. But that can change it is sure that one day I will come on the Dauphiné or the Tour de Suisse. »
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Pogacar not surprised by the form of Roglic and Vingegaard
In full training last week, Tadej Pogacar was able to closely observe the domination of Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard during the Critérium du Dauphiné. And the show of force of the Jumbo-Visma team was expected from the leader of the formation UAE Team Emirates. ” They were very strong. Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard were impressive in the passes, assured the Slovenian. These are references, but I’m not surprised, it was expected. “Not hiding having observed the performances of his rivals and expecting them to do the same concerning him, Tadej Pogacar sends a warning:” The Tour will be a whole different story “. Asked about the stages that could make the difference next July, the native of Klanec gives some leads. ” That of Alpe d’Huez. And that of Hautacam too, in the Pyrenees, did he declare. These are two long stages, with a lot of climbs, three big, very long and very hard passes, and especially the last one. The Slovenian’s rivals have been warned.
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