Friday, March 24, 2023

Pogacar takes the Paris-Nice and Roglic the Tirreno-Adriatico

Tadej Pogacar has closed this Sunday a fantastic week in the Paris-Nice that he has won in an exaggerated way, attacking at the slightest opportunity, the last one in the final day where he has triumphed alone after an offensive against the rest of the favorites in the hills that surround the capital of the Côte d’Azur. Impressive start to the season for the Slovenian phenomenon that has prevailed in the three tests it has run (Jaén Paraíso, Vuelta a Andalucía and the so-called ‘Carrera del Sol’) where, in total, between the Spanish and French races, it has already added six stage wins.

He has proven to be a stage predator, a cyclist who when the pace changes no one can follow him, not even Jonas Vingegaard, the last Tour winner and the only one who has managed to defeat Pogacar in a stage round since 2020. This Sunday, the cyclist Dane has had to settle for second place in the last stage of Paris-Nice, which has finished third because the Frenchman has qualified ahead of him David Gaudúcurrently his country’s most skilled runner in stage races.

They will not cross each other again, unless vingegaard switch calendars – you shouldn’t be too excited about it either – until the Tour since both start parallel professional lives this spring. The following quote from pogacar will be Milan-San Remo, next Saturday, while vingegaard returns to activity in Itzulia, starting on April 3.

pogacarOn the other hand, he will meet Remco Evenepoel in Liège-Bastogne-Liège (April 23). It will be difficult to see a confrontation between the three stars this season, since the world champion and last winner of the Vuelta does not go to the Tour. Yes they will be measured in the Volta (from Monday, March 20), evenepoel and Cousin Roglicwho this Sunday won the Tirreno-Adriatico, like his compatriot Pogacar, with three stage wins.

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In the Volta Evenepoel, Roglic and a Michael Landa who is leaving magnificent sensations this season, even if it was, together with enric masof those affected when the final part of the only truly high-altitude arrival of the Tirreno-Adriatico was suspended on Friday, due to bad weather, where the cyclist from Alava and the Mallorcan have shown themselves to be very brave despite being penalized for the route . Further has been sixth overall and landaseventh.


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