Perico Delgado, the winner of the 1988 Tour de France, has been in the news recently due to the launch of his latest memoir, 'La soledad de Perico', and in the numerous interviews he has given he has touched on various topics.
Among them, he has been questioned about how he sees the future of Spanish cycling and who he thinks could win the Tour de France again (the last Spanish winner was Alberto Contador in 2009) Thus, he has spoken about UAE Team Emirates duo Tadej Pogacar and Juan Ayuso.
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Perico thinks that it is difficult that right now no rider other than Pogacar or Jonas Vingegaard is going to win the Maillot Jaune in the short term, although he gives Ayuso's name as a possible alternative for the future:
"I don't know who will be the next Spaniard to succeed in Paris. Because Pogacar, Vingegaard or Evenepoel are so young that they don't leave much to others. By character, Ayuso has more choice. Let's see how he comes out of his injury. Of course, now I don't see anyone who can shake hands with Tadej."