The 2024 cycling season may seem a distant reality, but Matej Mohoric isn’t wasting any time laying out his ambitions for the imminent competitive period. In a recent chat with Cyclingnews, the Slovenian rider set his sights high, announcing two major goals for the year – to claim victory in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Mohoric, a member of the Bahrain Victorious team, is no stranger to the winner’s podium. Just a year ago, the then-28-year-old tasted triumph at Milan-San Remo, seizing his first cycling monument. However, it’s clear that this achievement only fuelled his hunger for further success.
Although he has previously secured podium finishes in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, Mohoric is hoping 2024 will be the year he can finally tick these prestigious races off his career bucket list. The cyclist is evidently undeterred by the formidable challenge that lies ahead, admitting that he’s prepared to focus all his energy on these two major races.
Not one to limit his aspirations, the Slovenian rider also revealed his intention to make his mark once again in the Tour de France; a competition in which he managed to secure a stage win in the previous year’s race. In his conversation with Cyclingnews, Mohoric expressed his hope for more stage wins in the famous French race.
The Tour de France is known for its tough and challenging routes, and 2024’s edition promises to be no exception. With a stage planned for unpaved roads, Mohoric admitted he has yet to fully analyse the route but remains optimistic about the opportunities it may present for attacking riders like himself.
The ambitious cyclist pointed out the advantage that his focus on individual stage wins, rather than the overall classification, affords him. This strategy frees him up to take risks throughout the race, a tactic that could just pay off for the seasoned Bahrain Victorious team member.