Tadej Pogacar left the show from another era in the eighth and final Paris-Nice race. The Slovene rider attacked the most difficult ramparts of the last ascent and left his rivals behind without any standing. The reaction of the champion to get another victory after the signing was wasted with 18 kilometers to go.
At that moment, Simon Yates, David Gaudu and Jonas Vingegaard, their main rivals in the fight for the stage and common classification, looked at each other not knowing how to best react to the new attack of the modern “Cannibal”. revolution Tadej continues to earn comparisons with the legend Eddy Merckx with this key type.
And it happened that not even the winner of the Tour de France could resist Pogacar, who was intractable and insatiable in this Paris-Nice race and at the beginning of the season. The Slovenian almost wins on the day of the competition. He started off strong in the Clásica Jaén Paraíso Interior and then went on to the Vuelta a Andalucía, where he led three more stages. The same weight he now took in France.
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Pogacar is already accumulating triumphs of all colors this season. Either coming alone, with a huge gap open to his rivals, or stretching out to the end, in order to pull out the ax at an opportune moment, he would seize it in a rush. For now, the Slovenian is unstoppable and many already think that he is still at the point where his form is too good for March, when neither the big Tour or the big Classics have hit the calendar yet.
The truth is that Pogacar has become a pleasure in the sense that all his fans enjoy his attacks and his masterpieces, more typical of another era of racing. Already nine victories so far this year are a lot of great things. And now they are 55 in a short professional career of only 24 years. Pogacar is destined to break all records.
Tadej Pogaçar celebrates victory at the Madrid Criterium MADRID CRITERIA
Now he has achieved a milestone that even Eddy Merckx did not achieve and that is to win the two most important weekend races in the calendar, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nicaeno. This year he chose to debut in France and he did not stop. Of course, Italy had its own dominator this week, because Primoz Roglic took the overall victory, also adding three points.
The mysterious pogacar
The last triumph of Tadej Pogacar, celebrated through the streets of Nicaea with a unique work, had a very secret, that is, that the Slovenian, although he does not have any relationship with France apart from his ambition to win all possible Tour, knows. a more perfect area.
The UAE rider, like Roglic himself or other stars like Peter Sagan, lives in Monaco, which is next to where the last of this brilliant Paris-Nice took place. For this reason, in many training sessions, he was able to prove himself in these ways that on Sunday saw him fly towards another victory.
Pogacar could be said to be playing at home: “He often said that attack is the best defense. I learned a lot around here, I knew very well how the feet were. I knew what I could do, at what level. I could go and I counted quite well.” The tour moved 18 kilometers from the finish line and came to an advantage that was about a minute.At the end he was taken away and with more than 30 seconds left the test came to a conclusion.
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Tadej was happy to finish his work and with victory over his most excellent rivals: “I have never shared here before, but it happened twice in Tirreno-Adriatico at the same time. It always seemed to me to win here, as I did there. Sharing the podium with Gaudu and Vingegaard is special because there are two knights of the world”.
The Slovenian with his graceful legs is aiming for one of the first big goals of his career: next Saturday he will start at Milan-San Remo with the dream of signing for the first “Monument” of the season, certainly the most. difficult for him because of the singularity of the Italian way. Then it will be time, in the traditional fashion of the ‘Classic’ season, to enter the uncertainty of participating in E3 Harelbeke and our eyes already set on Trans Flanders and, above all, in that challenge of winning ‘De Ronde’.