Tadej Pogačar: The happy kid 'always having fun', riding his favourite toy and eating Big Macs

The Slovenian talks happiness, enjoyment and the future as he wins yellow again

Tadej Pogačar
(Image credit: Getty)

Big Mac and fries, smiles on a bike, and tumbling onto the tarmac because he couldn't clip out of his pedals: it's hard to believe it, but Tadej Pogačar really isn't that different to us all.

On the day he won his second Tour de France in just 10 months, Pogačar and his entire UAE-Team Emirates team drove to Libourne's McDonald's and tucked in for their unhealthiest meal of the three weeks. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.