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Soler: “I am excited to work for Pogacar in Tour y Vuelta”

Soler: "Me ilusiona trabajar para Pogacar en Tour y Vuelta"

Marc Soler faces, at 28, a season that will be different for him. Professional since 2015, he has been throughout his career at Movistar … Until now, he joined the UAE Team Emirates (signed for 2022 and 2023), in which he aims to be one of Tadej Pogacar’s squires, and to act as leader in one-week tests: “In the races that Tadej is on the starting line, it is obvious that he will be the boss,” says the Catalan on the team’s Media Day before the media, including AS. CWith five triumphs in his record, including the general of the Paris-Nice in 2018, “he comes out of the comfort zone with enthusiasm,” he says when asked by this newspaper.

“I think it was a change that I needed. New challenges and new goals. I am adapting very well and it is as expected, a great team “, adds Soler, who is in the Valencian lands of concentration with his new companions. On January 23, at the Classic of the Valencian Community, it aspires to release its new colors. “I am very excited. Matxín (sports director) made everything very easy for me and it was easy to come here,” he adds about the figure of the Spanish. On his departure from Movistar, he is resounding: “I went well with who I had to go, and very calm.”

Now, it will become an important piece a priori for Tadej Pogacar, being one of his main gregarious. “I’m excited to work for him on the Tour and La Vuelta. He treated me very well, like the rest of the team, upon my arrival. I will try to do my bit so that I can get the third consecutive Tour “, he wishes. And Soler will also have their opportunities as head of the team in certain tests.

“I will have the freedom to try to demonstrate my level in tests of the style of Paris-Nice, Volta Catalunya and others … the goal is not to stagnate and keep going for more. I am going to demand the maximum “. On winning a great lap, he emphasizes that “the illusion never goes away”, but now the challenges are different, and it is time to help Pogacar. “In 2019, when I saw him at La Vuelta, I was very impressed by his level. For now he has no limit.” He also shares a team with the Spanish pearl Juan Ayuso. “Despite his young age (19 years old), his head is very well furnished. We can give you advice in racing moments, but you don’t need any other advice “, adds, Soler, also had this “pressure” in his early days after winning the Tour del Porvenir in 2015. LMarc Soler’s new life away from the comfort zone.

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