Pogacar hopes to “progress further” before the Tour de France

A month before the start of the Grande Boucle, the winner of the Tour of Italy aspires to do even better in July.

Tadej Pogacar is not satisfied. Winner of the Tour of Italy by a huge margin, the Slovenian assured Sunday evening that he hoped “further progress” with a view to the Tour de France where he will aim for a double not seen since 1998 in July. “I felt strong, very comfortable on the bike, during these three weeks. I can get some nice things out of it. After a good rest period, I will be able to build on this to progress further, perhaps”declared the Slovenian at a press conference. “I’m going to cut it completely for a few days, relax, and then I’m going to gradually start again, trying to keep the same legs and even improve them if possible”he added.

At 25, the UAE leader won his first Giro on Sunday with a lead of 9 min 56 sec over Colombian Daniel Martinez, the biggest gap since 1965. “I haven’t had time to realize it yet, there are too many things to do. Now I especially want to go to dinner and celebrate with the guys. I’ll need a few days to really savor it. In two or three days, everything will be perfect”he said in the middle of an intense media and protocol marathon.

A nod to Roglic

“This Giro was a great experience, I really liked it,” he said. I would like to come back one day. It’s too early to say for next year. Let’s see how the rest of the season goes and what impact the Giro will have on the next races.starting with the Tour de France which leaves on June 29 from Florence, still in Italy. “For a Slovenian to win the Giro for the second year in a row, after Primoz (Roglic) last year, it’s fabulous. We could never have imagined this when we were little”declared Pogacar who won six stages in this Giro.


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