Race Report

Pogačar conquers La Super Planche des Belles Filles

Second consecutive success for the Slovenian in the Tour de France

There was a spectacular duel at the finish line of La Super Planche des Belles Filles, with Tadej Pogačar winning the 7th stage of the Tour de France at the end of an exciting head-to-head with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma). The Slovenian of UAE Team Emirates finished off the work done during the stage from the Emirati team at the head of the group: the 10 members of the main escape of the day (originally 11, with the presence of Vegard Laengen, who then stopped to wait for the group) they took the final ascent (7 km at 8.5% average gradient) with just under 2′ ahead of the peloton and only Lennard Kamna (Bora-hansgrohe) managed to resist the comeback of the squad of the main climbers , entering with a margin of 20 ”in the last kilometer on a dirt road. Rafal Majka finished his effort before the gravel section and then with a counterattack at -250 meters, Vingegaard overtook the Slovenian and both overtook Kamna: in sight of the finish line, the captain of the UAE Team Emirates used his power to take his second win in this Grande Boucle. Third place went to Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma). Thanks to the bonus for the victory, Pogačar’s advantage over Vingegaard in the overall standings has risen to 35 “; with 3rd place for Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 1’10 “.


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