Tadej Pogačar hoping to take time and yellow on Tour de France opening stages

UAE Team Emirates rider comes into Tour recovering from wrist injury and with Adam Yates as co-leader

Tadej Pogačar on a training ride before the 2023 Tour de France
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Enthusiasm is an interesting component of how someone approaches the Tour de France. It must affect motivation, the idea that despite all the pressure, all the importance, that a person actually is looking forward to race.

Tadej Pogačar is not someone lacking enthusiasm. The UAE Team Emirates rider seemingly approaches every race, every target, with the eagerness of someone who really enjoys his job. His bizarre job, which is to try and be the best man in the world at riding a bike around France, up and down mountains, for three weeks.

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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.