The Slovenian in the yellow jersey
Tadej Pogacar is already the master of the Tour de France 2021. The Slovenian, reigning champion, in the first Alpine stage of the French stage race, held today with arrival in Le Grand-Bornard, raised his voice and sent a clear, clear message , precise, meaningful, to all opponents, wearing the yellow jersey at the end of an irresistible action.
The talented UAE Emirates, fourth on the finish line in the stage won by Belgian Dylan Teuns, who started from Oyonnax and was 150.8 kilometers long, took off at the top of the Colombiere climb, after having long shot Davide Formolo, who has raised the pace to the nth degree. The Veronese was formidable, then made room for his captain who dragged behind Richard Carapaz, winner of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. The Ecuadorian gritted his teeth, but only managed to hold out for a few corners, because at the second The Slovenian’s attack risked going over the top and broke away, reaching the finish line 13 / o, with a delay of 4’09 “from Teuns, who in turn inflicted 49” on Pogacar. The latter overtook everyone, except the Spaniard Ion Izagirre, 2 / oa 44 “from Teuns, and the Canadian Michael Woods, third at 47” from the stage winner, therefore +2 “on Pogacar, who now in the general classification has an advantage of 1’48 “over the Belgian Vout Van Aert, second, and 4’38” over the Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko, third.
The Colombian Rigoberto Uran is instead at 4’46 “, while Carapaz is 5’01” behind. First of the Italians Mattia Cattaneo, 19 / o at 12’39 “. The Tour is still very long, but Pogacar’s show of strength seems to channel the French stage race in a single direction. His form condition is magnificent and his his boundless desire to win, such as grit, determination, the ability to read the race It is difficult, after today, to imagine who can unseat him from the throne of Paris.
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