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Tadej Pogačar doesn’t see the 2022 Tour de France as a loss, but rather as part of an amazing journey he is on as one of the top cyclists in the world.
For the UAE Team Emirates superstar, racing to win is a game, not some sort of personal revenge tour.
Speaking to the Spanish daily El Mundo after racing in a critérium event in Madrid over the weekend, Pogačar spelled out his racing philosophy.
“I don’t believe in revenge,” Pogačar told El Mundo . “This is only sport, just a game. You don’t need to take revenge against anyone. You play and if you lose, you lose. If you win, you win. I always try to be the best, better than everyone else. And I try to get better, but it’s not a revenge.”
Though he didn’t win his third straight yellow jersey, he still finished second overall, and won three stages as well as the young rider’s jersey.
Also read: Pogačar is already looking ahead to 2023 after another spectacular season in the pro ranks that included 16 wins. That’s more wins than in any season since he barnstormed into the pro ranks in 2019.“It was a great Tour. Finishing second for me was a new experience. I do not accept that it was a loss,” he said. “I also gained some new […]
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