'Maybe I am out of my comfort zone' — Tadej Pogačar ahead of his first Tour of Flanders

Two-time Tour de France winner says it is going to be a "crazy race" on Sunday

Tadej Pogačar
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Imagine you are the almost universally accepted best cyclist in the world, for a second. Imagine you have just come off the back of one of The Great Years in road racing, and you have started off the new season in blistering form, where you left off.

Now imagine that you want to test yourself further, try something you've never done before, throw yourself into the biggest one-day race in the world. You're still a favourite, because you're the best cyclist in the world, but you can't be the out-and-out favourite because you've never done this before.

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Adam Becket
News editor

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.