Tadej Pogačar is a 'Campionissimo' says Eddy Merckx

Belgian legend says Pogačar is one of the greats after Strade Bianche solo victory

Tadej Pogačar
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Tadej Pogačar is one of "the greats" and is a "Campionissimo", Eddy Merckx has said, following the Slovenian's dominant performance at Strade Bianche on Saturday.

The Belgian legend, widely regarded as the best cyclist of all time, is happy to describe Pogačar as his heir.

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Adam Becket
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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.