'Tadej Pogačar is above the level of Hinault and Merckx,' says Cyrille Guimard

The coach who Greg LeMond described as 'the best in the world' also says Pogačar, Evenepoel and Pidcock can all win the Tour de France in the next 10 years

Tadej Pogačar (Photo by Vincent Kalut / Photo News/Getty)

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Tadej Pogačar is above the level of five-time Tour de France winners Bernard Hinault and even Eddy Merckx, according to legendary coach Cyrille Guimard.

The Frenchman, who won the Tour with Hinault, Laurent Fignon and Lucien Van Impe before becoming a television commentator, has said in a recent column that he "does not hesitate to compare [Pogačar] to the greatest".

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