Tadej Pogacar ready for race of attrition at World Championships

Tadej Pogacar attacks during the 2020 World Championships in Imola
Pogacar on the attack during the 2020 Worlds road race in Imola (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar and his Slovenian team have promised to make Sunday's elite men's road race at the UCI Road World Championships as hard as possible to give him the best possible chance of taking on the likes of Wout van Aert and Mathieu van der Poel and so winning the rainbow jersey.   

After riding Sunday's time trial, Pogačar had suggested it wouldn't be possible to drop the Classics riders and fast finishers but was more upbeat when he spoke on Thursday after riding several laps of the Wollongong circuit on the official training day. 

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Stephen Farrand
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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.