“I am a good child with a good education, I am not one of those who use shortcuts. These (doping questions) are unpleasant questions because the history of this sport is bad and I understand those questions. I have not prepared anything for that kind of question. I just like to drive my own the bike and what comes with it comes, I’ll deal with it, “Pogacar said, the BBC reported.
No race leader who had an advantage of more than two minutes before the start of the last week of the competition has lost the lead since 2000.
The only exception was the Dane Michael Rasmussen when his team fired him in 2007 and he was expelled from the Tour de France because he lied about where he trained.
Pogačar said that he did not expect an easy last week on the Tour.
“The 17th stage is the most difficult, but even on tomorrow’s 16th, something could happen, as well as in the 18th stage. If you have a bad day, anything can happen,” said the 22-year-old Slovenian cyclist.
Monday was a day of rest on the Tour d France, and the 16th stage, 169 kilometers long, will be run on Tuesday, from Pas de la Casa to Saint-Goden.