fourth of Tour of FlandersSunday, the new “cannibal” Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) is already looking ahead to the rest of the season. But before we focus on Ardennes which is on the original program, of which Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Sunday, April 24), where he is the defending champion, the 23-year-old Slovenian runner took advantage of his presence in the north of France to explore certain cobblestone sections. Normally it is not for the purpose of participating in the next edition of Paris-Roubaix – which will take place on Sunday 17 April – but to see the different sections of the fifth stage of the . to recognize Tour de France 2022, between Lille and Wallers Arenberg, on July 6. But with Tadej Pogacar, everything is possible right? He, who discovered the cobblestones in Belgium last week ofBy Flanders and Tour of Flanders† pogacar may have tasted it!
Video – Tadej Pogacar frustrated with his 4th place in the Tour of Flanders!
— Rutger Vanseveren (@rutgervseveren) Apr 4, 2022
He was THE big winner of this 106th edition of the Tour of Flanders, Sunday. it’s him Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates), who had to play for the win in the sprint against Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), before finishing 4th here Round horrifying after watching Dylan van Baarle (INEOS Grenadiers) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) are back in the last hectometers. The 23-year-old Slovenian, who took part in this Monument for the first time in his career, mentioned in particular this moment of the race when the line was crossed… Without hiding his disappointment with himself, speaking of a sprint where he easily trapped by his pursuers.
— Tadej PogaÄ ar (@TamauPogi) Apr 4, 2022
“The atmosphere here just gives you butterflies in your stomach”
“It was a great experience, a great race and the team was perfect. We lightened up the race at the end with Mathieu (van der Poel), the atmosphere was great. When I crossed the line I was really disappointed because I couldn’t do my sprint, I was locked up, but that’s racing. Sometimes you get locked up. I wasn’t mad at anyone, even though it may seem that way. I was mostly frustrated with myself because I couldn’t make the best last meters to finish.”Explain Tadej Pogacar at the end of the match.
“I really like this climb of Old Quaremont [où Pogacar a accéléré deux fois en deux passages, pour faire le ménage d’abord, puis pour se détacher, ndlr]the atmosphere here just gives you butterflies in your stomachcontinues the bishop ofUAE Team Emirates† I think I like this race. Yes, I intended to accelerate in the Kwaremont, which is difficult and long, it was good for me. I come back to the Tour of Flanders… As for Mathieu, he was on fire today. I think we’re equally good uphill, I tried to beat him in the sprint, but it wasn’t my day.”
Speechless about the atmosphere here at @RondeVlaanderen†
I had goosebumps for most of the race..
Thanks to all @TeamEmiratesUAE guys again, every rider gave over 100%.
— Tadej PogaÄ ar (@TamauPogi) Apr 3, 2022