The feisty Italian, who retired after the 2018 season, was second to former teammate Tom Boonen during a two-up sprint in 2012. Ironically, Pozzato had helped Boonen take his second Flanders win six years earlier in 2006.
One-year removed from the pro peloton, Pozzato returned to Belgium for the 2019 Tour of Flanders and gained an entirely new appreciation for the race – a side that he had missed as a rider.
In the video above, Pozzato shares a roadside beer with fellow fans, talks about his own experiences as a pro and generally enjoys watching the Monument as part of the 'cycling party' at the roadside.
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