"If you don't believe you can achieve something, you probably won't do it" - Matej Mohoric aims to write another success story at Tour de France

Matej Mohoric won a stage in the Tour de France last year, but made an even bigger impression with his heartfelt interview afterwards. In the subsequent months, the Slovenian became a Gravel world champion. Nearly 12 months later, it's time for another round at the Tour and the Slovenian will once again try to play his card in breakaways.

"A Grand Tour is so exhausting. It brings a lot of emotions," he tells WielerRevue. "The pressure I put on myself was so high and when that pressure disappeared after my stage win, it was such a relief. The days before I was tired and it seemed impossible to me still to win, but you have to keep fighting for your dreams."

"Sometimes cyclists feel that they are not worthy of their place in the peloton," says Mohoric. "The rest looks so strong and motivated. That can cause doubts, but if you continue to believe in yourself and keep focused, you will automatically believe that the others feel even more pain at the most difficult moments in the race. I'm pretty good at cycling, I think."

"If you don't believe you can achieve something, you probably won't do it. It helps to ignore your fears and negative thoughts. I know some riders use a personal sports psychologist, but I don't have one."

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