Tadej Pogačar continued his good record with Tour de France time trials, taking victory on stage 5 in the race against the clock. After 284 days from the success in the time trial at La Planche des Belles Filles in the Grande Boucle 2020, the Slovenian of UAE Team Emirates achieved a splendid performance in the 27.2 km time trial from Changé to Laval on a course characterized by continuous ups and downs.
Pogačar took victory with 19” over Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) and with 27” over Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma). Eleventh place went to Mikkel Bjerg (+ 1’01 “), while Brandon McNulty was the unfortunate victim of a fall on wet roads. Today’s result (15th win of the season for UAE Team Emirates) means Pogačar climbs to 2nd place at 8 ”from Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). The Slovenian retains the lead in the youth ranking.