Pogacar’s Giro d’Italia domination seals place among cycling’s greats

Pogacar’s Giro d’Italia domination seals place among cycling’s greats

27-May-2024 07:00:20 | The Guardian

Slovenian has matched Anquetil’s 1960 feat, brushing away his competitors so effortlessly that a tour double may beckon

Since Tadej Pogacar’s stage win on day two at the Oropa sanctuary three weeks ago, the only suspense in this year’s Giro d’Italia centred on the Slovenian’s eventual winning margin, and which stage-winning records he would match along the way.

Three and a half kilometres from the summit of Monte Grappa, tackled twice on Saturday afternoon, it became clear: once again he had left the field trailing, his sixth stage win beckoned, along with a substantial increase in his overall winning margin, towards 10 minutes.

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