UAE-Team Emirates will not use train-like tactics to help Tadej Pogačar: 'We will not contract champions to work as domestiques'

Pogačar is the outright favourite to win the Tour de France for a third year in a row

UAE-Team Emirates
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The general manager of UAE-Team Emirates, Joxean Fernández Matxin, has insisted that the team will not change tactics and employ a train-like formation to better support Tadej Pogačar.

In spite of Pogačar's successes in the past three seasons, including two Tour de France titles, much has been levelled against his team for isolating him at crucial moments.

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.