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Topic: Tadej Pogacar - Cycling
Posted By: aber-fan
Subject: Tadej Pogacar - Cycling
Date Posted: 03 April 2023 at 4:53am
Yesterday, I watched (in between quite a lot of rugby) some of the Tour of Flanders - one of the five so-called 'Monuments' in one-day cycle races... it is exceptionally tough - long and with several steep climbs up cobbled roads. It was won by the generational talent Tadej Pogacar... I don't think there has been such an outstanding cyclist since Eddy Merckx. 

From the BBC report:

"Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar won the Tour of Flanders to become the first male cyclist since 1975 to win both the prestigious one-day race and the Tour de France.

Pogacar is the third Tour winner to triumph in Flanders after France's Louison Bobet (1955) and Belgian great Eddy Merckx (1975).

"It was amazing. It's a day I'll never forget," said 24-year-old Pogacar.

It is his third victory in one of the the five Monument one-day races.

Pogacar has previously won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro di Lombardia."

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/65156764" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/65156764

In this race, at one point Pogacar was riding in company with his two main rivals - both exceptionally strong - Mathieu van der Poel (who won Milan - San Remo a fortnight ago) and Wout van Aert. Pog knew he'd be out-sprinted by either of these two if they finished together, so he simply rode away from them up one of the cobbled climbs, first dropping van Aert and finally VDP. Neither man could get back to him on the flatter sections.

Total dominance - and he's only 24!!!


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Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 03 April 2023 at 6:34am
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Yesterday, I watched (in between quite a lot of rugby) some of the Tour of Flanders - one of the five so-called 'Monuments' in one-day cycle races... it is exceptionally tough - long and with several steep climbs up cobbled roads. It was won by the generational talent Tadej Pogacar... I don't think there has been such an outstanding cyclist since Eddy Merckx. 

From the BBC report:

"Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar won the Tour of Flanders to become the first male cyclist since 1975 to win both the prestigious one-day race and the Tour de France.

Pogacar is the third Tour winner to triumph in Flanders after France's Louison Bobet (1955) and Belgian great Eddy Merckx (1975).

"It was amazing. It's a day I'll never forget," said 24-year-old Pogacar.

It is his third victory in one of the the five Monument one-day races.

Pogacar has previously won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro di Lombardia."

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/65156764" rel="nofollow - https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/65156764

In this race, at one point Pogacar was riding in company with his two main rivals - both exceptionally strong - Mathieu van der Poel (who won Milan - San Remo a fortnight ago) and Wout van Aert. Pog knew he'd be out-sprinted by either of these two if they finished together, so he simply rode away from them up one of the cobbled climbs, first dropping van Aert and finally VDP. Neither man could get back to him on the flatter sections.

Total dominance - and he's only 24!!!

A generational talent Aber at only 24. His fitness defies belief. 


Posted By: Mr Ian
Date Posted: 03 April 2023 at 8:01am
Slovenia at the top of world cycling...considering is a really small nation


Posted By: Eastern outpost
Date Posted: 03 April 2023 at 12:02pm
This summer’s grand tours should be excellent, with more at the top of the tree. Last year’s Vingegaard:Roglic tag team assault on Pog lives long in the memory.

If they try it again, maybe Pog will be that bit wiser and cope better. However, it’s a different matter if both Rog & Ving are equal threats to him.


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Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 03 April 2023 at 4:44pm
Pogacar is amazing - to have such a palmares at only 24!

He said after the race that if he retired immediately, he'd be pleased with his achievements.


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“You cannot reason a man out of what he never reasoned himself into.” (Jonathan Swift)



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