On Saturday, Tadej Pogacar made history by winning the Strade Bianche, he was aiming for it and achieved it after an amazing 50km solo attack through the steep climbs and tough gravel roads. Although he is still tired, he is not going anywhere as the Slovenian plans on continuing his winning streak of 2022 with Tirreno-Adriatico.
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Other riders may be taking a rest before taking on Tirreno-Adriatico, and some of those riders are Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) but nothing is stopping Tadej Pogacar as he aims to continue his streak no matter what.
I’m very tired. I only did an hour on the bike today and hope to feel much better on Monday.
I went deep in the last hour and a half of Strade Bianche and there was the crash too. But today is the day after the race, it’s hard like always. But we had a good day and so we’ll recover for the start of Tirreno-Adriatico.
With his immense victories, he has earned praise from the Legendary Cyclist Eddy Merckx and said that Pogacar could be the next version of him, a true champion.
I’m honored. It’s difficult to know what to say about Eddy Merckx being some kind of fan. I’m super happy about that and super proud.
It seems at the Tirreno-Adriatico, we will be witnessing the clash of titans and Tadej Pogacar and Remco Evenepoel will be going against each other. That’s why Pogacar is hard at work and is not even a second of training, this small-time sacrifice will be vital for the Monte Carpagna stage.
Tadej Pogacar stated:
In a race like Tirreno, you have to be focused every day. Something can happen every day. I’ll not say the race will be decided on stage 6, it can already be decided before that.
I think if I’m close to them that’s good. I’d say a gap of 10 to 20 seconds would be fine. In front is better, if you’re behind, you need to race aggressively and push things, you need to pull time back. But sometimes that’s good too.
Tirreno-Adriatico starts soon, and we will be witnessing some of the best races of this cycling season. Will Pogacar continue his winning streak or will someone else steal his glory? Stay tuned to find out!
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