Tadej Pogacar issued an ominous warning to his Tour de France rivals on Wednesday, with the two-time winner declaring "I've never felt so good on a bike."

The Slovenian is seeking to become the first cyclist since Marco Pantani in 1998 — the year Pogacar was born — to win both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the same season.

And three days before the 2024 edition of cycling's showcase event starts in Florence, Pogacar oozed confidence as he aims to add to his 2020 and 2021 Tour triumphs.