‘The Tour de France will be over in first three or four days’ - Marc Madiot predicts Pogačar to make flying start

Lenny Martinez
Lenny Martinez (Image credit: Getty Images)

Groupama-FDJ's team manager Marc Madiot has explained that their unexpected decision to send hugely talented young climber Lenny Martinez to the 2024 Tour de France is partly because he feels the race will be decided in “three or four days”, and riders like Martinez will be able to take advantage.

Martinez, who will turn 21 during the Tour, will be making his debut in the Grand Boucle alongside established GC leader and teammate David Gaudu. But unlike Gaudu, he will not be targeting the overall.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.