Team Emirates rider Tadi Pogácár topped the Tour de France general classification, thanks to a strong attacking performance that enabled the Slovenian Emirates team star to finish fourth in the stage race, as well as the first place in the general classification.
Tade won the yellow jersey after passing the penultimate climb in the eighth stage of the tour, which was held over a 150.8 km track in the Alps.
Despite the rainy weather, the Emirates squad captain launched his attacking performance with the help of his teammates 30.5 km from the finish line and just 2 km before reaching the top of the Col de Rome slope (8.8 km long and 8.9% gradient), so that Taddy was able to He took the lead from the main group alongside his rival Richard Karpaz (Team Ineos-Grenadiers), but the 22-year-old Slovenian was able to prevent his opponent from passing him on the climbing distance.
Bogachart maintained a fast pace, reaching the final climb in Col de la Colombere (7.5 km, gradient of 8.4%, 14.4 km before the finish line), overtaking all of his competitors in the advanced group, with the exception of his rival Dylan Tunes (Bahrain). Victorious) who won first place in the stage. Finally, the 2020 Tour de France champion finished fourth, after his rivals Isaguirre, who came in second and Michael Woods in third, but this result was enough to win the yellow jersey and advance to first place in the general classification, a minute and 48 seconds behind his nearest competitor Fout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma), 4 minutes and 38 seconds ahead of his rival Alexei Lutsenko (Team Astana-Premier Tech).
Commenting on his win, Tade Pujachar said: “I wasn’t planning to go on the offensive this morning, as I was waiting for the race to unfold before deciding on my moves. One of the rainy conditions I prefer, so I decided to go into an offensive performance before we got to the last three climbs, and asked the team to help me at the front of the group in preparation for my launch, which was it, and although I made that decision early in the race away from the finish line, but I realized that all the opponents were facing many difficulties such as the cold weather, as well as strong performance from my teammates McNulty, Formula One and the rest of the team.
He added: “I am very happy with the result today, especially after the great efforts I made with my colleagues in yesterday’s race. After we managed to get the yellow jersey back, we will all do our best to maintain our overall top spot, and I’m sure we can do that. Pogachar will next stage in the yellow jersey, becoming the youngest rider in history to wear the yellow jersey in two successive rounds.
Taddy Bogachar (Team Emirates) 29:38:25
Fout Fun Art (Jumbo-Visma) +1:48
Alexey Lutsenko (Astana – Premier Tech) +4:38