"I think Tadej Pogacar is the only one who, when the going is very fast, can leave a gap to Poggio" - Tom Pidcock

Tom Pidcock won the first major classic of the year, Strade Bianche, and is also one of the favorites to win Milan-Sanremo, especially considering that he is one of the best downhill riders in the peloton and that, thanks to that, to descend very well, Matej Mohoric took the victory last year.

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The Briton believes that on the Poggio climb, which always selects the race and leaves the contenders exposed, only one man may be able to break the race in such a way to eventually take the win: "I think Tadej Pogacar is the only one who, when the going is very fast, can leave a gap to Poggio. You just have to ride as fast again afterwards to maintain your lead."

The INEOS Grenadiers rider doesn't think, however, that Pogacar is going to have it easy, as he will have extreme marking from all his big rivals like Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel and company:

"Everyone will be watching him and that makes it incredibly difficult for him to win. During the race, everyone will also be watching him. That makes it so difficult for him. At the top of the Poggio you know where you stand. He (Poggio, ed.) doesn't lie," Pidcock reflects.

Shilst he prepares for the cobbles and Ardennes classics where he will have the Tour des Flandres and Liège-Bastogne-Liège as his main goals. INEOS Grenadiers recently announced that the Briton will not be racing Milano-Sanremo.

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