Tadej Pogacar is a man many would like to see at the Vuelta e Espana, but will it happen? In an interview for Eurosport, Pogacar talked about options for the future. "I have such good memories of the Vuelta.
It was my first Grand Tour [in 2019], I finished on the podium in three stages and I got the white jersey as well.
It's one of the three Grand Tours where I have the most beautiful memories.
I want to come back as fast as possible; if it's this year, we will see.
[There are] more chances to do the Vuelta than the Giro this year”. - Pogacar said, as quoted by eurosport.com The Tour de France is his priority, which does not surprise us at all. “We will talk about it more in December, but next year is more of an open book," he said.
"I'm sure next year we all agree that I will go to the Tour de France; that's the main goal and probably Flanders as well.
It was one of the best races I had ever done, it didn't matter about the result. I had great fun, almost seven hours on the bike with some great fans in Belgium and the parcours was really interesting."
Tadej Pogacar on the next season
Pogacar does not want to promise that things will be as he imagined, but optimism will give him an additional motive.
We hope that things will be good for him, because we don't have to talk much about his qualities. “It's different to what I'm used to, so I would say it was one of the best races I had ever done. I want to come back, but I will not promise anything and say I will compete against [Mathieu] van der Poel or [Wout] van Aert.
However, I will try to do my own race and do my best”. The coming year could be one of the most interesting in the world of cycling. Pogacar is extremely motivated. All that remains for him is to confirm his passion on the path.
Like everybody else, I'm super motivated. I had a good off season, a good rest, so now I'm building up slowly towards the training camp and then towards the first races. It's going to be a big year next year.
“We've already met the new riders in the UAE team camp and now, in December, we'll have another one. So, I think we have a pretty good team and there will be great atmosphere at the races”.