'I was boxed in': Tadej Pogačar bemoans finishing sprint at Tour of Flanders

It was only the first time that Pogačar has ridden the cobbled Classic

Tadej Pogačar
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Tadej Pogačar complained that he was unable to sprint as he would have liked to after finishing fourth at the Tour of Flanders.

The UAE-Team Emirates rider was an active presence in the race in the final hour, helping to form a select group of five and then jumping clear with Mathieu van der Poel with 20km to go.

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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.