Words of the Director of the Giro d’Italia mauro vegni He shouted – “I don’t think winning the Tour de France three or four times makes much difference As for the career of a cyclist … at the moment There’s No One Who Wants To Try To Win The Giro-Tour Doublehe said in an interview cycling news – and the Giro-Tour combination has drawn attention again.
Victory Two great tours in the same year It’s certainly a business for some, a success only reserved for a small group of great champions. Certainly difficult but not impossible to achieve, but even the strongest riders today have no interest in achieving this incredible record.
Tadej Pogakar He primarily thinks of the Tour de France, but it would be nice if he himself attempted the Giro-Tour feat, which he succeeded last. Marco Pantani in 1998. A double crown for the same king could perhaps be seen again next year, when a Slovenian should win the Tour and then try to win the Vuelta di Spagna.
Looks like this pairing was what the riders liked the most and in 2017 it was Chris Froome To win two races. Too primoz roglik Proved that the Tour-Vuelta combination is not impossible. The Slovenian finished second in the yellow race in 2020, almost dominating it until the end, and after a short recovery period, went into the attack of Vuelta’s red jersey, which he did without leaving room for his opponents. Won.
Definitely The most attractive combination is the Giro-Tour, Because they are the races with the most history, they have never changed their place in the calendar (except for the 2020 season due to a pandemic) and they are excellent “big ones”.
Seven riders won the Giro and Tour in the same year: The first was Fausto Coppi with the double success of 1949 and again in 1952. It was the turn of Frenchman Jacques Anquetil in 1964, then the double successes of 1970, 1972 and 1974, to rise to the supremacy of Eddie Merckx. France is back, having achieved double success with Bernard Hinault in 1982 and 1985, while for Ireland in 1987 Stefan Roche won two fine laps. Spain dominated in 1992 and 1993 with Miguel Indurain, while our Marco Pantani, as we said, was the last rider to win the Giro and Tour in the same year, 1998.
Big Laps and Remaining in the First Theme, We Must Remember That Only 7 riders have won the Triple Crown, Or the Giro, the Tour and the Vuelta and these are Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Eddie Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome. Speaking of young talent, the list only reads Alberto Contador, the rider who took the shortest time to win three great laps, exactly 14 months and only 5 years of professionalism.
So next year it could be Slovenian Pogakar or Rogi who attempt a double victory, or Colombian Bernal, who “only” needs to win the Vuelta di Spagna to reach the Triple Crown. Next season the United Arab Emirates has decided to focus on all three great laps: the Hungarian-starting Giro d’Italia specially designed for riders like Almeida, captain in the Tour de France. It would be Pogacar who would try to win the third Grande Bowl and we could both find him to finish the season by winning all three great laps at the Vuelta. For the young Slovenian it could be the first step towards a great effort to win the Giro and Tour in a single season.
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