Tadej Pogacar - ‘Without my fractured wrist, my season would have been perfect’

Tadej Pogacar on the final stage of the 2023 Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar on the final stage of the 2023 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar has selected a third consecutive victory at Il Lombardia as his final goal of 2023, insisting that his season has been a success despite fracturing his wrist at Liege-Bastogne-Liege and his second place at the Tour de France behind Jonas Vingegaard.

The UAE Team Emirates will not defend his 2022 victory at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal on Sunday and he has not raced since the World Championships in Glasgow. He revealed to La Gazzetta dello Sport that he will end his season in Italy, riding the Giro dell’Emilia on September 30, the Tre Valli Varesine on 3rd October and then Il Lombardia on Saturday 7th October. 

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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.