‘He’s riding in a different world’ – Tadej Pogačar moves out of sight at the Giro d’Italia

2024 Giro d'Italia, Stage 15 - Manerba del Garda - Livingo (Mottolino) - Italy - Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates.
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on the charge again on stage 15, the queen stage of the 2024 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Zac Williams/SWpix.com)

In the media tent at the finish line in Livigno, the televisions showing the finale of stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia were devoid of sound, but maybe that was only appropriate. Two weeks into Tadej Pogačar’s domination of this race, what more needed to be said?

When Pogačar attacked out of the select group on the Passo di Foscagno, there was no reaction from his closest competitors, who have long since resigned themselves to the dispiriting fact that the Slovenian is in a race entirely of his own – a race against history perhaps, but primarily a race sheerly for his own amusement.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.