Pogacar beats Roglic as Bernal cracks on the Colombier


“Tadej may be very sturdy – I’ve to say he has nice legs. My teammates did a fantastic job at present as I actually needed to win, however I’ve to confess Tadej was barely stronger,” stated Roglic, who nonetheless had the assist of Tom Dumoulin and Sepp Kuss with two kilometres to go.

Jumbo-Visma and Primoz Roglic bossing the peloton on Sunday.

Jumbo-Visma and Primoz Roglic bossing the peloton on Sunday.Credit score:AP

Australian Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) took third place, at 35 having fun with a candy resurgence on the Tour, however he doesn’t seem like in the identical league as Roglic and Pogacar.

“As we speak was a troublesome day, Jumbo-Visma managed the race and set tremendous excessive temp. A whole lot of riders had been dropped and I needed to concentrate on the finale,” stated the 21-year-old Pogacar.

Roglic leads Pogacar by 40 seconds and Colombian Rigoberto Uran (EF Professional Biking) by 1min 34secs.

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Bernal, who was third general 59 seconds off the tempo earlier than the beginning in Lyon, dropped out of the highest 10, which means the outdated Sky prepare won’t win the Tour for the primary time since Chris Froome crashed out in 2014. Previous to 2014, that they had received all the opposite editions since Bradley Wiggins grew to become the primary British winner of the race in 2012.

Bernal had been wanting below par within the first a part of the race and Sunday’s stage confirmed that impression because the 23-year-old zig-zagged up the street, sweat dripping from his face, whereas Jumbo-Visma’s Wout van Aert stretched the shrinking peloton.

“They had been setting a extremely excessive tempo. No person stood an opportunity,” stated Pogacar.

There was no coming again for the Colombian, who was paced as much as the road by teammate Michal Kwiatkowski.

Adam Yates, using for the Australian Mitchelton-Scott workforce, was the one rider to assault, seven kilometres from the summit, however the Briton’s effort was short-lived as he was effortlessly reined in by Jumbo-Visma.

Within the remaining 300 metres, Porte launched the dash, however Roglic and Pogacar adopted and the youthful Slovenian prevailed to win his second stage on his Tour debut.

Reuters

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