Tadej Pogačar, the two-time Tour de France champion, believes that his rivalry with Jonas Vingegaard will go down in history. In an interview with L’Equipe, Pogačar stated that their competition will be one for the Tour de France history books.
Pogačar, who won his second consecutive, and so far last, Tour de France title in 2021, praised Vingegaard’s performance in the race. The two riders battled it out on the stages, with Vingegaard finishing second overall. According to Pogačar, their rivalry will be remembered and talked about in the years to come.
The Slovenian cyclist acknowledged that Vingegaard is a strong competitor and that he pushed him to his limits during the Tour de France. Pogačar expressed his respect for Vingegaard’s abilities and believes that their rivalry will motivate both of them to continue improving.
Pogačar also discussed his own performance in the Tour de France, stating that he was happy with his achievements and the way he raced. He mentioned that winning the yellow jersey for a second year in a row was a dream come true and that it was an incredible feeling to stand on the podium once again.
Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Pogačar revealed that his focus would be on the Tour de France, as it is the most prestigious race in his eyes. He expressed his determination to defend his title and mentioned that he would be working hard to prepare for the race. There had been some talk that maybe he would be focused on the Giro and Vuelta combination, in order to get some steps closer to achieving the Grand Tour career set. In addition to the Tour de France, Pogačar also mentioned that he would like to participate in other races, such as the Vuelta a España and the Olympic Games.