Thursday, June 13, 2024

‘I’m on the right road to the Tour de France’ – Tadej Pogačar brings curtain down on Italian campaign in Rome

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In Ancient Roman triumphal parades, so the belief goes, victorious generals were followed by a slave repeatedly whispering the words ‘memento mori’ to remind the feted commander of his own mortality and to warn him against slipping into complacency.

In the Rome of 2024, a similar service can be provided by disinterested locals who happen to find their regular routine impeded by the aftermath of the Giro d’Italia. 

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