Tadej Pogačar has shown his brilliant skills again as he dominated the Tirreno-Adriatico with a Queen Stage Victory. Monte Carpegna surely posed great difficulty, but it was nothing the Slovenian could not handle.
The way he handled the race was spectacular to say the least, his solo attack on Monte Carpegna will not be forgotten anytime soon.
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Some are even comparing Pogacar to the legendary cyclist Marco Pantani, how he tackled the climb, put a smile on all the spectators, even the rival teams. Tadej put behind a lot of riders, many of them were Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious), Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), and Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers). None of them even came close to surpassing Pogacar.
Tadej Pogacar even broke his own record as half an hour after his attack, he had crossed the finish line. He showed his dominance to the other racers with this epic win.
After crossing the finish line, Pogacar stated:
First, thank you to all the team again. Really amazing work and they bring me to the last climb, and I had good legs so yeah, we decided to go for it. Marc did at a good pace at the start, there were some attacks, and I decided to go to my own pace at the top.
When Remco suffered a bit on the first climb, I still had Rafał [Majka] and Marc [Soler]. I felt good but I still knew that there were strong riders with me and with 45 minutes on that kind of climb, [a gap] can be gone really fast. So, I kept concentrating on the last climb and the other riders.
It’s one more stage so we still need to keep calm and we’ll see tomorrow. I hope that Pascal [Ackermann] recovers from this day’s hard work to do the sprint tomorrow but anyway we’re going to be happy.
This impressive victory adds up to an already very strong lineup of victories for Pogačar. Right now, Tadej stands as the leader of the young rider’s classifications with the most points. Stay tuned for more updates!
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