Alberto Contador: Tadej Pogacar is a big favourite to win Milano-San Remo

"We know he is a rider that can launch an attack on a climb that isn’t that hard and still open up a gap."

by Sead Dedovic
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Alberto Contador: Tadej Pogacar is a big favourite to win Milano-San Remo

Milan-San Remo will start on Saturday, and many believe that Tadej Pogacar is the big favorite. The great Alberto Contador also agrees with that. He put special emphasis on the qualities that Pogacar has. “I think he has all the chances,” Contador said for Eurosport.com
“For me, Pogacar is a big favourite to win Milano-San Remo.
We know he is a rider that can launch an attack on a climb that isn’t that hard and still open up a gap.
Even if he takes another rider with him or a small group, he is a rider that one-on-one can beat almost any rider.

I won’t say any rider, but almost any rider.
So for sure, he is one of the riders to follow and to watch in this next edition of Milano-San Remo because, for me, he is in the top two or three favourites to win the race”.

Tadej Pogacar on the race

Pogacar has already analyzed this race a lot and is aware of what a chance he has. He hopes for the best. "Milano-San Remo is a beautiful race,” -Pogacar said. “I know the roads pretty well.

I don’t live too far away, and sometimes in training I can go to the Poggio and ride it.
I’ve pictured many scenarios in my head of how the race can go. But it’s unpredictable, and for sure, one of the hardest races to win”.

As a result of the Paris-Nice victory, he will have a great deal of motivation for what lies ahead. As a team with great ambitions, he has high expectations for his team. “After a great week at Paris-Nice, I’m recovering a bit now and getting ready for the big weekend,” he added.
“We have a strong team and we’re riding well together so I think we’ll have a few different options maybe for the finale”.

Tadej Pogacar
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