Tadej Pogačar: Tour de France is now 'in the back of my mind'

Pogačar says he is already thinking about his next goal in July, now that he has a significant Giro d’Italia lead and overall victory in Rome is likely

Tadej Pogacar
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Now that he has a lead of 2:40 over his rivals at the Giro d’Italia, Tadej Pogačar says he is already thinking about how to win the Tour de France in July as he bids to become the first man since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win both in the same year. 

The Slovenian has seemingly been untouchable at this year’s Giro. He has already won three stages in Italy, including stage seven’s time trial in Perugia, and is likely to target even more. The race is far from won, but he already has a significant advantage.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.