Pogacar reveals the "secret" that led him to surpass Roglic

The UAE player beat Roglic in the demanding final in Ermualde. In the duel between Slovenians, Pogacar revealed after the stage the key to his victory.


Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates), won the third stage of the Itzulia after an exciting duel with his compatriot and leader Primoz Roglic. After several attacks by both, with tug of war that allowed their rivals to get closer and at a distance depending on the movements of the Slovenians, finally Pogacar was the strongest to prevail in Ermualde. The current winner of the Tour explained the key to his "secret" to achieve this victory: the inspection by car of the arrival with its director, Josean Fernández Matxín.

"In the morning we drove to see the finish line and the team principal, Matxin, explained the route well to me, so I was aware of the toughness of the climb and knew that it would be crucial to be in first position on the final climb to throw myself in the meters downhill towards the goal, "he said. A special victory for the winner of the 2020 Tour de France, since two years ago, in his first participation, he considered going back to achieve a victory: "This success makes me very happy because, after racing here in the Basque Country two years ago Years ago, I always had the ambition to go back and get a victory. It is a very beautiful race and the enthusiasm of the fans offers incredible sensations. "

Faced with the possibility of obtaining the final victory next Saturday, Pogacar faces the remaining stages with high spirits. "There are still three days to race, all challenging. I will face them with optimism because my form is good and the team is working very well," he advanced. The current leader is Primoz Roglic, current winner of the Basque round after his title in 2019 (in 2020 it was not disputed due to the health crisis) with twenty seconds of income over Pogacar, second.

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