Tadej Pogačar anoints his successor: 'If I am s**t at the Tour, then he can go'

UAE-Team Emirates' two Galácticos could be facing off for Tour leadership rights before long

Tadej Pogačar
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In the second part of our two-part interview, Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar reveals who will pick up the mantle when he is done.

Tadej Pogačar is in a good frame of mind: he’s content with his 2022 results, and initial pre-season sensations suggest that the following campaign will be even better.

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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 long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide 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.