Pogacar to ride Giro d’Italia for the first time in 2024


Tadej Pogacar will make his debut at the Giro d’Italia in 2024 and will also ride the Tour de France. 

For the first time, the Slovenian rider will ride two grand tours in a season and will go after the Giro-Tour double next season.

In his debut year as a professional, 2019, he only races the Vuelta a Espana. In the following years he rode just the Tour de France every year. With success in 2020 and 2021, but in the past two seasons, he had to acknowledge the superiority of Jonas Vingegaard.

The Giro d’Italia ends next year on May 26. Pogacar then has about five weeks to prepare for the Tour de France, which starts on June 30 also in Italy as the Grand Depart takes place in Florence. 1998 was the last season when someone managed to win the Giro and Tour in the same year. Marco Pantani achieved the double 25 years ago.

Pogacar will not defend his title in the Tour of Flanders in 2024, but will ride Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-SanRemo, Volta a Catalunya and Liege-Bastogne-Liege in the spring. In the period after the Tour, the Slovenian focuses mainly on the Olympic Games in Paris, the World Championships in Zurich and Lombardia.


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