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Pogacar excites in the Pyrenees but meets Vingegaard again

BarcelonaThe great champions are recognized for the way they win but also how they lose. And if Tadej Pogacar enters second place in Paris on Sunday, no one will be able to say that he is no longer a champion. The young Slovenian (UAE) has won his third stage in this Tour at the top of the Peyragudes, a bitter triumph, as just behind him, a few meters away, was Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), the leader of the race . The 25-year-old Dane has responded to all of Pogacar’s attacks without any expression of suffering on his face. Pogacar has finished so far that in the last ascent he has not even attacked thinking about the general, consoling himself with a well-deserved stage victory, as his team continues to lose runners. Before the start he left the great gregarious of Pogacar on the mountain, the Pole Rafal Majka. The Slovenian now has only three teammates left, Mikkel Bjerg, Marc Hirschi and a Brandon McNulty who has signed an epic stage, accompanying Pogacar to the end. Before, Bjerg has set a very high pace that has punished everyone except a Vingegaard who looks like iron.

The second stage of the Pyrenees consolidates Vingegaard’s options to be the second Danish Tour champion. In the absence of four stages it takes 2 minutes and 18 seconds for a Pogacar that will have a new opportunity to attack this Thursday in the last stage of the mountain, with departure to Lourdes and end to the legendary Hautacam after passing through another summit of special category , the neck of Aubisque. Behind, the Welshman Geraint Thomas (Ineos) was fourth and consolidates the third position in the general ahead of the Colombian Nairo Quintana (Arkea). The Mallorcan Enric Mas (Movistar), who has suffered a lot in the descents, occupies the tenth position and tries to stay in the top ten.



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