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Pogačar in omnious form at Tirreno-Adriatico ahead of classics

Pogačar in omnious form at Tirreno-Adriatico ahead of classics

Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates wins the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico (Tirreno-Adriatico) Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) continued to make every post a winner in 2022,…

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Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates wins the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico (Tirreno-Adriatico) Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) continued to make every post a winner in 2022, extended his run that has so far seen him win the UAE Tour and Strade Bianche with a dominant showing at Tirreno-Adriatico, winning the stage race with a sizeable margin. Pogačar looked little short of his best at the early season Italian stage race, building upon a recent stunning solo victory at Strade Bianche as he extended his Italian stay, winning Tirreno-Adriatico and also picking up a pair of stage victories to go with the overall triumph.

A sharp, uphill sprint to the line in Bellante on Stage 4 after a number of longer range attacks was impressive enough, but then the 23-year-old Slovenian exploded away from his rivals on Monte Carpegna, putting over a minute into his rivals for the general classification including Grand Tour podium finishers Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious), and Australians Richie Porte (INEOS Grenadiers) and Jai Hindley (BORA-hansgrohe). He wrapped up the win after finishing safely on the final sprint stage in San Benedetto del Tronto, where he was asked how his current form was and how he maintained it.

"Things are going great, I can’t complain," Pogačar said. "I like to race. We go to races to win and we try to win. The team works hard to get the win, so if I’m the leader, I really want to repay them for the work they do.

"Victories are […]

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