Miguel Induráin has spoken to the colleagues of the EFE agency and has given his opinion about Tadej Pogacar, who lately has been compared a lot with the best cyclist in history, Eddy Merckx. The Navarrese believes that we should not go overboard.
"Pogacar has to race a lot to match Merckx. He's very good, he achieves outstanding results, but comparing him to Merckx is a big step," the Spaniard argues. "He's doing very well, we'll see how far he'll go. He's still starting, he's very young, but he's still got a lot of pedals to go."
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He believes that racing so many classics is a beautiful thing, but it obviously generates a risk. His injury could leave him in a worse shape to fall to the next Tour de France:
"He's building up a great track record, we'll see how far he'll go. He's still starting, he's very young, but he's still got a lot of pedals to go." The five-time Tour de France winner has been watching carefully the career of the Slovenian, who's proving to be one of the modest dominant figures in pro cycling, and also one of the most versatile as this spring he rode to fantastic results in the classics, winning in both Flanders and the Ardennes.
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Jonas Vingegaard is in a better position at the moment to win the next Tour however he believes, due to the recent injury Pogacar has endured at Liége-Bastogne-Liège: "Vingegaard is doing very well and I see that he is dosing his efforts for the Tour. Pogacar is very strong, but he got injured."
"It's not a very serious injury, but for the rider the scaphoid is delicate. I've had teammates with that injury and it's given them a lot of trouble. If you start training late you don't make it to the Tour, and if you start early it can give you problems, let's see how he does," he concluded.