— Sports

Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France mountain stage; new second-place rider

1 Mins read

SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France — Tour de France leader Tadej Pogacar finished ahead of his rivals and took a major step toward another title with a perfectly executed 17th-stage win in the Pyrenees on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Pogacar made his move with 8.5 kilometers to go on Col de Portet when he powered past the previous leader Anthony Perez on his way to victory at 2,215 meters above sea level – the highest stage finish this year.

Jonas Vingegaard stayed on Pogacar’s wheel, with Richard Carapaz close behind. Still, Rigoberto Uran, who was previously second in the general classification, could not keep pace and dropped back to fourth overall.

David Gaudu gave chase to keep alive hopes of a French win on Bastille Day. Pogacar didn’t look concerned, however, as he settled into a three-way fight for the line, roared on by roadside fans on the cloud-kissed mountain.

Carapaz attacked with 1.4 kilometers to go. Pogacar followed, and Vingegaard appeared to be dropped. But Vingegaard fought back, and Pogacar accelerated when he needed to. Carapaz finished third.

It’s Pogacar’s first stage win since claiming the yellow jersey on the eighth stage. The defending champion stretched his lead in the GC to 5 minutes, 39 seconds over Vingegaard, with Carapaz a further four seconds behind.

683 posts

About author
Tristan McCue is a 26-year-old junior programmer who enjoys reading, binge-watching boxed sets, and appearing in the background on TV. He is smart and friendly, but can also be very evil and a bit lazy.He is an Australian Christian. He has a post-graduate degree in computing.
Related posts
— Sports

After 2-year wait, Hungary to get Giro d’Italia start

1 Mins read
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The 2022 edition of the Giro d’Italia will start with three stages in Hungary, just as it was scheduled…
— Sports

British Cycling carried out private testing: WADA

1 Mins read
  British Cycling carried out its drug-testing of riders using a private laboratory in violation of international rules, an investigation by the…
— Sports

Leadership team not interviewed during investigation into 'potential wrongdoing in British Cycling and Ukad'

2 Mins read
UK Anti-Doping failed to interview its former leadership team during an investigation into “potential wrongdoing by individuals in both British Cycling and…
Get All Latest Blog Direct In Your Website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.