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Pogačar seizes yellow jersey in the Alps
5 July 2021 - News
Pogačar seizes yellow jersey in the Alps

With a masterpiece of class and courage ,Tadej Pogačar jumped to the top of the general classification of the Grande Boucle. The new Maillot Jaune took flight on the penultimate climb on the 8th stage of the Tour de France (Oyonnax-Le Grand Bornand, 150.8 km in the Alps. The UAE Team Emirates leader began his attack 30.5km from the finish, with 2km to go before the top of the Col de Romme ascent (8.8km at 8.9% ): in the rain, after some excellent preparation work by his teammates. Pogačar made his move from the group with only Richard Carapaz (Ineos-Grenadiers) able to follow; with the 22-year old dislodging him further up the climb. The general ranking sees Pogačar move up to first position with an advantage of 1’48 “over Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and of 4’38” over Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Premier Tech).