One day after Eddy Merckx called Slovenian Tadej Pogacar “the new Merckx”, the two now also had their photo taken together. “A pleasure to know the GOAT (acronym for Greatest Of All Times) of our sport,” Pogacar wrote on his Instagram account. The five-time and two-time Tour winner met at the headquarters of DMT, the company specializing in cycling shoes.
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Pogacar is barely 23 years old, but has already twice won the biggest cycling race of the year. The Slovenian was recently the best in the Tour of Lombardy after a strong attack and he already won Liège-Bastogne-Liège earlier this year.
“I’ve often heard people say ‘this is the new Merckx’, without a rider meeting those criteria,” said Eddy Merckx himself. “But with Tadej I think we really found him.”
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