Tadej Pogačar's impact on his UAE Team Emirates team-mates: 'He has a vibe that brings everyone peace'

Mikkel Bjerg forms part of the Slovenian's close circle of domestiques

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Tadej Pogačar's perennial success has a transformation effect on his UAE Team Emirates team-mates, according to one of his most trusted domestiques.

The two-time Tour de France champion has begun the 2022 season in terrific form, winning two stages and the overall at the UAE Tour before spectacularly triumphing at Strade Bianche with a long-range solo attack.

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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.