Slovenian Tadej Pogacar qualified as “full” the tour of Tour of Francia of 2022, presented this Thursday by the organizers and in which he will have to defend the title won in the last two editions.
“It is a beautiful route, interesting from the first to the last stage. It has ‘sprints’, wind, cobblestones, short ascents, others long, others steep. It is a very complete Tour “, analyzed the cyclist of the UAE.
The Slovenian recognized that the windy stages can be dangerous, so he assured that he will go to recognize them to avoid wasting time on fans, as happened in 2019.
Although there is still a long way to go, Pogacar acknowledged that “there is more pressure when it has already been won once “ the Tour, but indicated that he is eager to return to the race to face it with ambition.
Winner less than a week ago Lombardy Tour, the Slovenian acknowledged that the season has finished tired and that now he needs a few days of rest to face the next one.
The Tour will return next year to The Board of Beautiful Girls, scene of his victory in a time trial that certified his first triumph in 2019.
“It will be a tough and uncertain stage. But there will be much left until the end of the Tour. It will bring back great memories for me, I have not forgotten any moment of that ascent and I am impatient to climb again,” he said.