'In three weeks there can be a lot of surprises' - Tadej Pogačar says no room for complacency ahead of Giro d'Italia debut

Slovenian labelled the favourite for overall victory in Rome, but expecting a big challenge from Romain Bardet and Geraint Thomas

Tadej Pogacar
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Tadej Pogačar has said there is no room for complacency ahead of his Giro d’Italia debut and is not allowing the favourite tag to go to his head. 

After his recent victory at Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and dominance at the Volta a Catalunya, Pogačar is in a rich vein of form and is widely expected to take control of the Giro from day one. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.