Pogacar: Ardennes Classics completely different to Itzulia Basque Country

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) during stage 4 of Itzulia Basque Country
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) with Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) at Itzulia Basque Country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) aren’t in a breakaway league of their own, it just sometimes feels that way. Much like with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), the prizes on offer along the way can occasionally seem almost incidental to the overarching narrative of their rivalry.

Flèche Wallonne doubles as the latest installment in the ongoing Slovenian saga, even if Pogačar politely reminded reporters in a video call on Tuesday that he will not be racing only against his fellow countryman on the Mur de Huy at La Flèche Wallonne.

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