Tadej Pogačar holds aloft a stuffed toy LCL lion.
The web is usually a treacherous place, harbouring all kinds of embarrassing secrets and techniques. The unhealthy music you used to take heed to; your Myspace profiles from approach again within the day; your LiveJournals of fan fiction.
With an enormous tip-of-the-hat to VeloNews’ Sadhbh O’Shea, whose analysis methodology I’m an enormous fan of, this secret of our on-line world is now out within the open:
Doing a little analysis and I’ve come throughout what appears to be like like Tadej Pogacar’s short-lived Pinterest account that includes tattoos and funky shoe designs. I feel this may curiosity you @robynjournalisthttps://t.co/IRqKLoSkUc
— Sadhbh O’Shea (@SadhbhOS) June 21, 2021
You overlook how younger Pogačar is, such has been his dominance over the past couple of years. Again in 2018, he didn’t actually have a WorldTour contract.
Then simply 19, he was using for the favored Slovenian Continental workforce that we’ve undoubtedly all heard of, Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum. And Pogačar, properly, he was only a good younger child from Komenda with desires.
What have been these desires? I’m glad you ask. Tattoos, largely.
Pogačar’s fleeting dalliance with Pinterest exhibits that the longer term star actually, actually simply wished a tattoo of a lion on his arm. He wasn’t certain which kind of lion; he was eyeing off large ones and small ones. Male ones and feminine ones. Majestic Aslan-esque lions, dualling ones, roaring ones, and little ones with truncated manes in order that they match into geometric shapes.
There appears to have been a fleeting curiosity in deer, bears, and wolves, too, though he would efficiently dodge the bullet of becoming a member of the Deceuninck-QuickStep ‘wolfpack’.
It’s largely lions, although.
There’s only one biking photograph of Tadej Pogačar on his 2018 Pinterest board. It’s of a rainy day in February, at that year’s GP Laguna Porec, and Pogačar’s crossing the road for fifth.
That’s not a race that a lot of the biking world has heard of, however on the time it was clearly a outcome that meant sufficient to younger Tadej Pogačar that he saved it to his digital temper board.
None of this implies a lot, given the world-beating trajectory of his latest profession, but it surely – together with these teenaged desires of an animalistic sleeve – offers a captivating glimpse into the individual behind the biking celebrity.
Tadej Pogačar circa 2021 doesn’t – to one of the best of our information – have his lion tattoo. He does, nonetheless, have a couple of outcomes on his palmares that might’ve appeared unfathomable to him again then, when he was only a gangly child from Slovenia with a Pinterest web page and a dream.