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

ROME ITALY MAY 26 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at podium as final race overall winner during the 107th Giro dItalia 2024 Stage 21 a 125km stage from Rome to Rome UCIWT on May 26 2024 in Rome Italy Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images

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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