Tadej Pogačar: Tour de France 2023 route goes from 'hard' to 'really, really hard'

Two-time champion says he wants to keep attacking, but he'll have to see how other teams race

Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar on the Planche des Belles Filles in the 2022 Tour de France.
(Image credit: Getty)

Sitting attentively in the Palais des Congrès in Paris on Thursday, Tadej Pogačar would have been pleased with what he saw on the big screen, and heard through his translator earpiece.

The 2023 Tour de France route looks like it's one for the climbers, and being one of the best at going uphill in the world, the UAE Team Emirates rider should be licking his lips at the prospect of four summit finishes.

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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.