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Tadej Pogacar: Milan-San Remo is probably the hardest race for me to win

Tadej Pogacar: Milan-San Remo is probably the hardest race for me to win

Tadej Pogačar has made it clear he’s targeting Milan-San Remo on Saturday, looking to add La Classicissima to his victories at the UAE Tour, Strade…

Tuesday, Mar 15

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Tadej Pogačar has made it clear he’s targeting Milan-San Remo on Saturday, looking to add La Classicissima to his victories at the UAE Tour, Strade Bianche, and Tirreno-Adriatico and so continue an incredible run of early-season success.

The Tour de France champion is rewriting cycling’s record books, winning 10 stage races by the age of just 23, and reaffirming that the greatest riders – those with the widest talents – can win Grand Tours and even Classics like Milan-San Remo, which is traditionally reserved for the sprinters and those who try their hand on the Poggio.

Pogačar’s presence at Milan-San Remo changes the race significantly, further reducing the sprinters’ chances of success and leaving everyone else scratching their heads on how to control him and beat him.

After winning Tirreno-Adriatico, Pogačar warned his rivals that he is close to his Tour de France form, putting them under pressure. He remained as relaxed and laid back as ever, enthusiastic about trying to upset the cycling narrative by winning MIlan-San Remo and continuing his ‘Cannibal-esque’ career trajectory.

"Everyone keeps asking what to expect on Saturday. Well, we can expect a long, hard race. Milan-San Remo is one of the easiest races to finish but one of the hardest races to win but we go there with a strong team and we try our best," Pogačar said as he headed home from Tirreno-Adriatico to rest up and prepare for Saturday’s first monument of the 2022 season.

"I think it’s also one of the most difficult races for […]

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