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The day he attacks he won’t do it just to scratch a few seconds

Yas we said here, It is impossible not to go with Pogacar. The leader of the Tour de France is the only cyclist who thinks about the General and has attacked (and several times) in this edition. Bravo and thank you. So far, everything is great. The only ‘General’ who has moved, and there are eleven stages. Today, once again, he put the super UAE and then released an acceleration on the bike 400 meters from the top of Pas de Peyron, which only the usual rider could follow in the distance, Jonas Vingegaard. Then came an exhibition by the Slovenian leader on the descent, but there you risk a lot to scratch a few seconds, there it is difficult to sentence a Tour (Perico Delgado was excited in the live) and even more so with what lies ahead. Primoz Roglic (Red Bull), Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos) and Evenepoel himself (Quick Step) showed today that they are not up for more than third place, which is not little! Result of Pogacar’s attack and his descent into an open grave facing the fight for the Yellow Jersey? Having Vingegaard at his wheel before the final climb and seeing how, to make matters worse, he finished him off at the finish line.

Is the XX:XX income that Pogacar has with Vingegaard very relevant at this point in his career? I do not think so. Having overcome the injuries resulting from his fall in the Basque Country back in April, we must not forget that Jonas Vingegaard is the favorite to repeat victory (and it would be three in a row) in the Tour de France and Tadej Pogacar the candidate. Nor should we ignore that of the ten hardest climbs of the Tour de France 2024, only one has been climbed, Galibier. There are Tourmalet and Pla d’Adet this Sunday (don’t miss it), Plateau de Beille, La Bonette…Look at the journey of this edition, the serious stuff starts at stage 14. And that’s when we’ll see Jonas Vingegaard’s first attack, uphill and possibly more than 400 meters from the top. It won’t just scratch a handful of seconds. It will be then when we will really see who of the two is the favorite to win the Tour de France, although now it seems clear that it is Tadej Pogacar due to his advantage in the General classification.

Win the Tour in the downhills?

Why Salvodelli won a Giro d’Italia (2005) on the downhillswhere he recovered sa Gilberto Simoni the ground lost on the climb, but Pogacar is risking going down in every attack he makes less than a kilometer from the top. He already passed him in Galibier and saved a fall like Marc Márquez, miraculously but thanks to his skill. I have another question…is she attacking shortly after the top to see if Vingegaard is afraid of the downhills after his serious fall in the Basque Country?

A very classy escape

If yesterday the ride gave a horrible sensation to the spectator, today the pace of the race from the beginning was spectacular. The climbs at the end invited us to dream of a stage victory in the breakaway and that is why one was formed with high-quality riders in which they stood out for their fight. Ben Healy y Richard Carpaz (Education First), Oier Lazkano (Movistar) or Guillaume Martin (Cofidis). Ten runners who forced the platoon led by UAE to march at more than 46 kilometers per hour on average until the final climbs. An atrocity. The average of yesterday’s stage was 41 km/h, for comparison. Days like yesterday’s, of which there are still three left (stages 12, 13 and 16), They need a fix. Are you not convinced about putting in more intermediate sprints?



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Davide Piano

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