The quantity of races on which ‘Pogi‘s is “louch” this season might be counted on the fingers of one hand: fifth at Milan-Sanremo regardless of a collection of assaults on the Poggio, tenth in full discovery of the cobbled mountains on A travers la Flandre, 4th at the Tour of Flanders after a sensational quantity subsequent to Mathieu van der Poeltwelfth at the prime of the Mur de Huy throughout an Flèche Wallonne the place he was a little bit disillusioned.
For the relaxation, solely successes for the Slovenian ogre. In explicit on the stage races with the remaining classifications of the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Tour of Slovenia in the pocket.
When it involves stage races, whether or not brief or lengthy, Pogacar just isn’t actually used to watching his opponents from beneath. Since turning skilled, he has received 11 of the 18 stage races he has taken half in.
A ratio that turns into much more spectacular when zooming in on the final 2 years. Over the final 24 months, Pogacar has competed in 10 stage races and received 8 of them. A fan of doubles, he has received 2X the UAE Tour, 2X Tirreno-Adriatico, 2X the Tour of Slovenia and 2X the Tour de France. On the different hand, he needed to admit defeat throughout the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020 (4th at 56 seconds from Daniel Martinez) and through the Tour of the Basque Country 2021 (third at 1:07 from Primoz Roglic and behind… Jonas Vingegaard 15 seconds).