Don't sleep on Tadej Pogačar, he's a serious World Championship contender

The Slovenian is supremely confident at the moment, and so he should be

Tadej Poagacar wins Montreal GP 2022
(Image credit: Getty Images)

In the final 200m of Sunday’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, Tadej Pogačar opens up his sprint. He has wrestled a five-rider move clear and now, alongside his fellow escapees, he’s there contesting the win. 

On his wheel sits Wout van Aert, perhaps the best bike racer in the world. A flat run-in like this is the Belgian’s bread and butter. The finish line draws nearer and spectators watch on, waiting for the Jumbo-Visma rider to come flying round the outside. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.