“Three absolute super talents” - Jens Voigt already excited at the prospect of Evenepoel vs Pogacar vs Vingegaard at the 2024 Tour de France

The three Grand Tours of 2023 are in the rear-view mirror and for Jens Voigt at least, the 2024 Tour de France is already catching the eye with a potential three-way dual between Remco Evenepoel, Tadej Pogacar and reigning champion, Jonas Vingegaard.

“The Tour will be more exciting than it has been for a long time because three absolute super talents - assuming that Vingegaard rides again - will meet for the first time in full possession of their strength and with the absolute will to win,” an excited Voigt told Eurosport. “Everyone is young, everyone is hungry, and everyone has already won major tours. It's going to be a cycling festival that we haven't seen before: it's going to be great.”

Given the supreme dominance of Grand Tours in 2023 from Jumbo-Visma however, for either Pogacar or Evenepoel to topple Vingegaard looks a daunting task. "Of course it was always a good team and this year they were more dominant than ever, but we have a similarly strong Tadej Pogacar, who has also won many races this season," says Voigt. "If he rides, in quotes, ‘poorly’, he will still finish second in the Tour. And that is a weak result for him."

“I think that Jumbo were only so overwhelmingly superior this year and that will change next season. Jumbo's dominance will no longer be as strong or visible," the German predicts. “I don't expect us to see years like Team Sky again, where a team starts from the front and crushes everything like they did back then with Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. I think the other teams are all capable of catching up.”

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