Tadej Pogačar to ride Tour de France and Vuelta a España in 2022

Slovenian also says he is "really excited" to race Tour of Flanders for the first time

Tadej Pogačar
Tadej Pogačar attacks at Il Lombardia last year
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Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar is to ride the Tour and the Vuelta a España in the same season, the Slovenian confirmed on Monday.

It will be the first time that he will target two grand tours in the same season. In 2019 he came third at the Vuelta before he won back-to-back Tours in 2020 and 2021. Fellow Slovenian Primož Roglič has won three Vuelta titles in a row.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.