Pogacar pushes back against pressure to target Giro-Tour double

Team UAE Emirates Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia celebrates his overall leader yellow jersey on the podium at the end of the 15th stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 191 km between Ceret and AndorreLaVieille on July 11 2021 Photo by Philippe LOPEZ AFP Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZAFP via Getty Images
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tadej Pogačar has pushed back at calls for him to target the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double next year but hinted it could happen in 2023.

Last week the director of the Giro d’Italia, Mauro Vegni, challenged Pogačar to go for cycling’s most difficult Grand Tour double, suggesting that it does not make a difference how many times a rider wins the Tour de France as "there’s little else to prove" after the first title.

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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.