‘This year it was not hard enough to be a climber’s race’ - Tadej Pogačar leaves everything on the road at Milan-San Remo

The five-time Monument winner goes one better than last year with a third place at La Classicissima

Tadej Pogačar attacking on the Poggio at Milano-Sanremo
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Having finished in fourth place at Milano-San Remo in 2023, many put Tadej Pogačar as their favourite to win the first Monument of the season after his victory in his first race of the season at Strade Bianche a couple of weeks ago. 

However, despite attacking twice on the Poggio after his UAE Team Emirates teammates drilled it on the front of the peloton on the final two climbs, Pogačar was unable to make a decisive move, as he failed to get away in the closing kilometres.

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Joseph Lycett

Joseph Lycett is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who contributes to our WorldTour racing coverage with race reports and news stories. Joe is also a keen cyclist, regularly racing in his local crits and time trials.