“My legs are still a little sore since yesterday,” he laughs. Tadej Pojjakar The day after his fourth place on the Tour of Flanders. “I didn’t kick hard during the poll.”
The two-time Tour winner explored the Paris-Roubaix stones today, as they are also on the roster on the tour this summer.
“It’s harder than the Tour of Flanders. It’s usually flat here, which is different from yesterday.”
Does the cobbled stage belong in the round according to Pogacar? “They (ASO tour operators) can do whatever they want. We’ll always ride anyway.”
“It’s going to be a frenetic stage anyway, especially since that stage is going to take place in the Tour.”
In total, 11 cobbled sections will be offered to Tour riders in Stage 5, which is good for 20km of hard work.
“Actually, I’m looking forward to that stage. It could go very wrong or it could go very well. You won’t win the round here, but you can lose the round.”
On the Tour of Flanders, Poojacar is also back. Disappointment gave way to a positive vibe.
“Yesterday was one of my best days on the bike. It gave me confidence for the Tour and for years to come.”
When will Pogacar drive the Paris-Roubaix? The Slovenian laughs: “One day I’ll be first. Maybe not next year, it’s still too early.”
“After yesterday, I realized that Paris-Roubaix and Milan-Sanremo are two of the most difficult milestones for me to win.