Pogacar says 'I'm not the new Merckx' but the Cannibal himself disagrees

Tadej Pogacar pours on the pressure on the final climb at Il Lombardia
Tadej Pogacar pours on the pressure on the final climb at Il Lombardia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Every time a new rider emerges to dominate the pro peloton, they're faced with comparisons against the greatest male rider of all time, Eddy Merckx. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) sat down at a sponsorship event at DMT headquarters in Verona with 'the Cannibal' where the pair traded compliments.

Pogacar made history this weekend winning Il Lombardia after taking his second Tour de France and in the same season as another Monument victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and Merckx suggested that the Slovenian could finally be the next great champion.

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