I definitely have a bit more confidence now, it’s been a really successful week for me, the stages were challenging, the competition was also strong. I was happy to win, but now I have some rest ahead of me, and then the classics.
One-day races are a special challenge for me, I will try to have fun, many things can happen. I cannot predict the results. I hope they’re good, but if not, that’s okay too.
This is how Tadej Pogačar chatted with journalists after the end of the Paris-Nice race. When asked by a journalist what percentage of his form he would rate himself as compared to the form he is planning for the Tour, he jokingly added: “I’m not good at math. I’m still not close to 100 percent, I still have to prepare for the altitude, as well as how many kilos I need to lose, but then we’ll see.” This only further indicated that he is currently most interested in the one-day classics, of which he expects the most from Flanders (April 2).