Even if the favorites only took advantage of the final 4.1 kilometers of the 38.6 ascent between La Madeleine and La Loze, the podium in Paris was quite outlined with Roglic, Pogacar and Superman in the top three places. Of course, today they will have one last bullet before the La Planche des Belles Filles time trial leaves the general view for sentence: about 4,000 meters of unevenness through the Savoy Alps, with a third, a second, two ports first class (Roselend, 18.6 km at 6.1%, and Aravis, 6.7 km at 7%) and a special category (Plateau des Glières, 6 km at 11.2%), crowned 30 km from the goal.
According to the platoon, It may turn out to be a “harder and more demanding” stage than yesterday. This is how the leader, Primoz Roglic, who has a 57-second advantage over Tadej Pogacar, expressed himself: “Due to the continuous ups and downs, the accumulated wear and tear on the legs and the difficulty in controlling and managing a day with so many alternatives and interests, the race will be quite complicated. I hope to respond together with the Jumbo teammates ”. Despite the fact that the Slovenian also raised certain doubts, he celebrated the 17 seconds he took out his compatriot in La Loze: “I must be ready for seizures, but I feel tired. Fortunately, the most difficult climb of this edition happened and I managed to expand my mattress on Pogacar a little more ”.
AND For my first time on this Tour, Pogacar was seen to suffer, who recognized his “fatigue”: “It was impossible for me to jump onto López’s wheel and then keep up with Primoz’s pace.. Although I gave up a bit of time, I believe that all is not lost. Five alpine peaks and the La Planche chrono are missing. I will leave until the last drop of sweat in order to conquer the Tour ”. But, “of course”, does not give up: “I confirm that there is much battle left and the competition does not end until Paris”.