‘People give and you always need to return it’ - Tadej Pogačar on a dominant but generous Giro d'Italia victory

ROME ITALY MAY 26 Final overall race winner Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Pink Leader Jersey and his girlfriend Urska Zigart of Slovenia professional cyclist of Team Liv AlUla after the 107th Giro dItalia 2024 Stage 21 a 125km stage from Rome to Rome UCIWT on May 26 2024 in Rome Italy Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
An elated Tadej Pogačar celebrates his Giro d'Italia GC victory wtih partner girlfriend Urška Žigart (Image credit: Dario Belingheri/Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar was happier, more relaxed and more reflective after raising the Giro d’Italia winner’s trophy in the centre of Rome on Sunday.

He had dominated the race, winning six stages and finishing 9:56 ahead of Dani Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 10:24 ahead of Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.