We don't know if it's to win over the Italian fans in the run-up to Milan-San Remo or because he really feels it, but what is certain is that Tadej Pogacar has told our Eurosport colleagues that he dreams of racing the Giro d'Italia:
"The Giro is my next dream," he told Eurosport at the start of Milano-Sanremo. What is certain is that a total rider like him, a Grand Tour specialist of another era, one of the great challenges he could set himself is to try to do the Tour de France-Giro d'Italia double, an undertaking that, given the short time difference between the two races in the current cycling calendar, seems impossible.
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The last rider to achieve it was Miguel Induráin, who did it on two consecutive occasions in 1992 and 1993 before Eugeni Berzin put an end to his hopes of a triple in 1994. The Navarrese rider, moreover, did it with less rest time than cyclists have today between the Italian and French rounds.
The truth is that it would be spectacular to be able to count on Tadej Pogacar in the Corsa Rosa and then, if he wins it, try again to achieve the double. Obviously, to do so, he would have to put aside the classics season to try to focus on the 2 grand tours. We'll see what the UAE Team Emirates rider decides to do in the coming seasons.
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