Pogacar: The pressure for this year's Tour de France is already there

UNSPECIFIED SPAIN APRIL 06 Start Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey during the 60th ItzuliaVuelta Ciclista Pais Vasco 2021 Stage 2 a 1548km stage from Zalla to Sestao 48m Mask Covid Safety Measures itzulia ehitzulia on April 06 2021 in Sestao Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on right chats with Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) who is again expected to be a key rival at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The start of this year’s Tour de France may still be nearly two months away but Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) is already embroiled in the preparation that comes with the pursuit of another yellow jersey.

"The pressure for this year's Tour is already there, but it gives me extra motivation,” Pogačar told RTV Slovenia

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.