Ahead of the 2024 Tour de France, the battle for the Maillot Jaune looks to be as open as it has been in years as the likes of Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel look set to contest Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard.
A former Tour de France winner in his own right, Carlos Sastre believes Primoz Roglic, the new leader of BORA - hansgrohe is set to be the biggest threat to the status quo of the regular Pogacar vs Vingegaard dual. "At the last Vuelta and the Giro he proved that he still has a lot of power in his legs," Sastre says of the reigning Giro d'Italia winner in conversation with Flashscore.
Carlos Sastre's slap in the face of Tadej Pogacar: "He rides too aggressively and spends energy unnecessarily. He wants to win too much"
With the Tour de France a notable omission from the Roglic's palmares, the Maillot Jaune is believed to be a key reason in his departure from Jumbo-Visma. "It will be difficult because Pogacar and Vingegaard are two strong riders," Sastre analyses. "They are preparing excellently for the Tour and have made the difference recently."
"It would be nice if Roglic found his top form again and could compete for victory," the Spaniard concludes. One thing for sure is, with the likes of Roglic, Evenepoel, Pogacar, Vingegaard and more, the 2024 Tour de France will make for a thrilling race.