There is one classification at the Giro d’Italia Tadej Pogačar won’t win - the Intergiro

The Slovenian can dominate the race all he wants but he can’t get the real prize

Filippo Fiorelli
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Adam Becket
Adam Becket

News editor at Cycling Weekly, Adam brings his weekly opinion on the goings on at the upper echelons of our sport. This piece is part of The Leadout, a newsletter series from Cycling Weekly and Cyclingnews. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. As ever, email - should you wish to add anything, or suggest a topic.

Tadej Pogačar has already won the Giro d’Italia, barring major incident or injury, it is not an exaggeration to say. The UAE Team Emirates rider has a lead of 6:41 over second-placed Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers). He could ride defensively for six more stages and still come away with one of the most dominant wins of the modern era. He could probably do this and still win some stages, such is his speed at the end of climbing days.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.