April 14, 2024

Mechanical doping: Pogacar’s big admission

Tadej Pogacar thinks big for 2024. Although he’ll be doing far less in the major classics, writing off the Tour of Flanders and Flèche Wallonne in favor of Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Slovenian has decided to take part in his first Giro d’Italia and attempt the Giro-Tour de France double. And that’s before aiming for a medal in the road race at the Paris Games.

Tadej Pogacar thinks big for 2024. Although he’ll be doing far less in the major classics, writing off the Tour of Flanders and Flèche Wallonne in favor of Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Slovenian has decided to take part in his first Giro d’Italia and attempt the Giro-Tour de France double. And that’s before aiming for a medal in the road race at the Paris Games.

Last year, the victim of a heavy crash at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, after having electric bikes (for the general public) are in vogue, it’s clear that it’s not that easy to put a motor in a bike. I think we’ll see. I don’t think it’s possible to hide it. There were rumors five, ten years ago. But I can’t even remember the last time I heard about it. I think we can rest easy about that now, he told a press conference. These words are unlikely to be enough to convince the most sceptical.