'I'm just a kid from Slovenia': How the Tour de France yellow jersey failed to change the life of Tadej Pogačar

The 22-year-old Slovenian is a likeable champion, and currently preparing for his first season as a Tour de France winner

(Tadej Pogačar/Instagram/Getty)

Pressure. The action of continuous physical force exerted on or against an object. The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something.

You need to have buckets of the first to win the Tour de France, stamping on the pedals against the gradient harder than any of your competitors. That's the simple part, relatively speaking. But pressure, the type others put on you or you put on yourself. That can't be calculated using a power meter.

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