Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: With Vingegaard we understood that Carapaz would try to surprise us
Jul 15 2021 09:04 am CET

Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: With Vingegaard we understood that Carapaz would try to surprise us
Tour de France - Tadej Pogacar: With Vingegaard we understood that Carapaz would try to surprise us
Photo of Tadej Pogacar (c)UAE Team Emirates/Fizza

UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar has taken the win of the 17th stage in the Tour de France and has confirmed his position as leader of the General Classification.

The Slovenian rider and his team remained on the favourites' group throughout the stage and on the last climb of the day and as the pack was becoming smaller, he launched an attack. After a series of changes of rhythm, he only remained in front with Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz, and on the last kilometre he could follow the attack of the Ecuadorian and his own attack on the last metres gave him the stage victory.

"Today the team did a great job, checking the breaks as always and allowing me to arrive as rested as possible to the final climbs," said Pogacar. "In the last 8km I tried to attack several times, but Vingegaard and Carapaz really pushed me and made me work to get this victory.

"With Vingegaard we understood that Carapaz would try to surprise us, so I was careful and then ready to launch the final sprint in the last 50 meters."

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TADEJ POGAČAR
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