“Pretty Good Life Being a Cyclist” – 25-Year-Old Slovenian Rider Shares Ambitions for 2024 Season

Published 01/27/2024, 8:46 AM EST

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Aiming high in cycling ordeals, pro rider Tadej Pogačar recently shared his mapped-out ambitions for the 2024 season. A powerhouse athlete from the UAE Team Emirates, he sparked ripples with elaborate plans for a potential Grand Tour treble this year. With his heart set on double victories, the 25-year-old remained coy about his future prospects in other prestigious titles. 

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While adding the cycling tracks of Vuelta a España to his conquest, Pogačar marked his focus on an unprecedented ‘triple’ tale. As suggested by Alberto Contador, the Slovenian athletic maestro insisted on a persistent and step-by-step approach. While declaring his candid stances in saddleback aspirations, the seasoned rider added further details from his decisive moves. 

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Etching targets for double tournament wins, Pogačar mentioned adopting new cycling strategies this year. While kicking off his 2024 racing season with Strade Bianche on March 2, his schedules spoke volumes. Skipping the Classics, he further aimed to stay fresh and focus on the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. 

While the calculated risk of this cycling approach has been undeniable, it potentially paved the way for him to emulate Marco Pantani’s 1998 dual victory. With a delayed start to his sporting season this year, the Slovenian icon also unveiled a strategic shift. Avoiding his cobbled performances in global contests, Pogačar hoped to remain at his peak for the prestigious Tour.

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With his cycling stances underscoring a belief in simulating racing intensity, Pogačar emphasized the need for growth through extensive training. In a candid acknowledgment of his saddleback career, the seasoned athlete remarked, “It’s a pretty good life being a cyclist; we shouldn’t complain too much”, while elaborating, “If you like it, you can still face obstacles and get over them.”

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Amidst the physical challenges of his cycling goals, Pogačar also eyed the Esports World Championships, a prestigious course sponsored by MyWhoosh. Significantly, this indoor riding app was also the sponsor of UAE Team Emirates, marking a potential offer in virtual battlegrounds for the player. 

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With wildcard entries introducing unpredictability, the latest parameters had many unique formats in racing qualifications. Showcasing his adaptability in professional cycling games, the 2020 Tour de France winner sought to etch his name alongside other saddleback legends. Hoping to mirror Pantani’s records from over two decades ago, Pogačar revealed his future priorities.

While downplaying the significance of the Paris Olympics in his cycling pursuits, Pogačar noted, “I’m not planning all my calendar around the Games.” As he started training in Spain, the pro rider recalled crossing paths with saddleback elite Mathieu van der Poel. Undergoing equipment testing in Valencia, his packed schedule reflected on the aspects of pursuing global championships. 

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Closing the curtain on his engaging narrative, Tadej Pogačar embraced his cycling challenges. Highlighting the joys of overcoming obstacles in the path of greatness, his endeavors became more than just personal achievements. As the 2024 season looms, his promising pedals has left fans eager to witness many more historic moments ahead. 

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