Tadej Pogacar consolidates his yellow jersey on the Planche des Belles Filles

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Tadej Pogacar won his second consecutive stage at the Tour de France on Friday, beating Dane Jonas Vingaard.

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE), wearing the yellow jersey, won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday July 8, at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, in the Vosges mountains.

Pogacar won his second consecutive stage in this Tour de France. He was slightly ahead of the Dane Jonas Vingaard this time in the first finish at the top of the race.

To win the first arrival at the top of the event, the outgoing winner had to face Vingaard, whom he overwhelmed in the last meters of the climb, on the unpaved part.

Two years after overturning the 2020 Tour to his advantage in a memorable time trial, Pogacar won again in the Haute-Saône resort, which will host the conclusion of the Tour de France Women on July 31.

Roglic third

Behind the first two of the 2021 Tour, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic took third place, twelve seconds, ahead of the German Lennard Kämna, caught 80 meters from the line. Briton Geraint Thomas and Frenchman David Gaudu limited the loss of time to less than 20 seconds compared to Pogacar.

In this sunny 176.5 kilometer stage, the survivors of a breakaway integrated from afar, 125 kilometers from the finish, included the final climb with a lead limited to less than a minute and a half, due to the pursuit long led by the Pogacar team.

The yellow jersey asked his training to be able to play for the stage victory that the members of the breakaway (Geschke, Kämna, Schachmann, Teuns, Durbridge, Barthe, Erviti) were aiming for.

In the ascent (7 km at 8.7%), Kämna distanced his compatriot Simon Geschke 5 kilometers from the summit. He resisted for a long time the return of the group of favorites led by the men of Pogacar (McNulty, G. Bennett, Majka) and stumbled on the final wall, in the dust.

In the general classification, Pogacar increased his advantage over Vingaard to 35 seconds. Geraint Thomas, third, is clocked in at 1 min 10 sec.

Tadej Pogacar, 23, now has eight stage successes in the Tour, of which he has twice won the final classification (2020 and 2021).

With AFP


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