No regrets for Tadej Pogacar after Poggio attack at Milan-San Remo

SANREMO ITALY MARCH 18 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates R congratulate to Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinDeceuninck L at the finish line during the 114th MilanoSanremo 2023 a 294km one day race from Abbiategrasso to Sanremo MilanoSanremo UCIWT on March 18 2023 in Sanremo Italy Photo by Dario Belingheri PoolGetty Images
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) congratulates Milan-San Remo winner Mathieu van der Poel after he missed a spot on the podium from the final chase group of three (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) had few regrets as he reflected on his performance at Milan-San Remo, accepting there was little he could do against a rampant and very race-smart Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck).      

Pogačar attacked once on the Poggio and drew out the vital selection of big names: only Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Van der Poel could go with him and try to hang on to his back wheel on the final kilometre of the Poggio.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.