Tadej Pogačar wasn’t at the presentation of the 2024 Giro d’Italia , but his presence could be felt in Trento’s main theatre, where the route was revealed , as hopes and expectations grew that he could ride the 2024 Corsa Rosa.
Pogačar has always said he would like to target the Giro d’Italia sometime in his career, and there are growing indications that he could try to win the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2024. He and his UAE Team Emirates squad have still to confirm their plans for 2024 but have not ruled out the idea of going for the double.
Marco Pantani was the last rider to win the men’s Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the same season, doing the double in 1998, at the height of his career. In 1999 he was disqualified from the Giro d’Italia after blood tests showed he had a high blood haematocrit. He never returned to his best and died in 2004 after a lethal overdose of cocaine and medication.
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Like every Slovenian, Pogačar grew up often travelling to Italy to race as a young rider and now often rides into Italy during training rides from his base in Monaco.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU… The route of the 2024 Giro d’Italia seems to suit Pogačar and a shot at cycling’s most prestigious Grand Tour double.The […]