Tadej Pogacar closed a fantastic week this Sunday in the city of Paris-Nice, which he won in an increasing fashion, attacking the smallest fortune, the last on the last day, where he triumphed alone after shocking the rest of the favorites. the hills which surround the head of the Côte d’Azur. A serious start to the season of the Slovenian phenomenon, which prevailed in three tests (Jaén Paraíso, Vuelta a Andalucía and the so-called ‘Carrera del Sol’), where it was in the top between the Spanish and French races. already six stage wins.
He proved to be a predator of the stage, a cyclist who, when he changes pace, no one can follow him, not even Jonas Vingegaard, the last Tour winner and the only one who managed to overcome Pogacar in the race round from 2020. The Danish rider took second place in the last stage of the Paris-Nice race, who finished third because David Gaudu Francus, now the most experienced runner in his home country, qualified in front of him.
They won’t cross paths again unless Vingegaard changes his calendar — he shouldn’t be too enthusiastic about that either — until the Tour when both start parallel professional lives this spring. Pogacar’s next appointment will be Milan-San Remo, next Saturday, while Vingegaard returns to action in Itzulia, starting on April 3.
Pogacar, on the other hand, will cross the road in Leodium-Bastoña-Liège (April 23) with Remco Evenepoel. Training will be difficult to see between the three stars this season, since the world champion and the last winner of the Vuelta ain’t going to the Tour. They will also meet in the Volta (on Monday, March 20), Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic, who this Sunday won the Tirreno-Adriatico, like compatriot Pogacar, with three stages to overcome.
Turn the earrings
In Volta, Evenepoel, Roglic and Mikel Landa coincide, who left a magnificent impression this season, when he was together with Enric Mas, one of them affected when the last part of the only spring arrival in France was suspended on Friday. because of the storm, at the top of the Tirreno-Adriatic, where the knights from Alava and Mallorcan showed themselves the bravest, although the journey was fine. Actus Mas sixth and Landa overall, seventh.