April 14, 2024

MADRID, July 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Slovenian bicycle owner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Staff Emirates) received the twentieth stage of the Tour de France this Saturday, disputed over 133.5 kilometers between Belfort and Le Markstein Fellering, whereas the Danish Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) sealed his second title on this legendary race, after enduring Pogacar himself a few twitches and likewise within the dash arrival among the many favourites.

Pogacar thus received the penultimate day on this a hundred and tenth version of the ‘Grande Boucle’, with a closing end time of 3h27:18. However, the Spanish Carlos Rodriguez (INEOS Grenadiers) gave strategy to the brothers Adam (UAE Staff Emirates) and Simon Yates (Staff Jayco AlUla), seeing himself harmed by a tough fall at kilometer 33 and which -ultimately- value him to complete fifth general.

The day had began with the Belgian Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Dstny) starring, leaping from the peloton within the early phases of the race. After a number of assaults on the entrance, the ‘multicolored snake’ hunted down Campenaerts and obtained collectively, however Carlos Rodriguez’s mishap disturbed everybody’s peace of thoughts.

The person from Granada crashed in a left-hand curve, similar to the American Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma), ninth within the general standings on the time. The 2 runners, visibly bloody, had been handled by the medical automotive. Within the case of the Spaniard, to get well his march he had assist from his compatriot and teammate Omar Fraile.

Within the midst of the uncertainty, a breakaway of just about 20 members took form however with out Tadej Pogacar, reserving energy for his makes an attempt within the closing stretch of the stage. Sure, there have been large names just like the Pole Michal Kwiatkowski and the British Thomas Pidcock (each from INEOS Grenadiers), the Swiss Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ), the American Neilson Powless (EF Schooling-EasyPost), the French Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-Fast Step) and the Italian Giulio Ciccone (Lidl-Trek).

The most effective Spanish asset was within the wheels of Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) and Ion Izagirre (Cofidis), however the demanding profile of the day was altering the configuration of the escaped teams. There have been as much as six ascents this Saturday, on the charge of two 1st class ports, three 2nd class and yet one more third class.

Thibaut Pinot, an excellent reference for the Groupama-FDJ crew, captured the eye of the cameras and the followers with a strong assault with 30.9 km to go. On the climb up the Petiti Ballon, the skilled French rider placed on a present and dynamited the tempo in order that the most important roosters within the peloton would stretch out.

Regardless of being overtaken with 12.2km remaining to complete the stage, his purpose of victory shook the methods of Vingegaard, Pogacar, the Yates brothers, the Austrian Felix Gall (AG2R Citroën Staff), the Frenchman Warren Barguil (Staff Arkea Samsic) and the Spanish Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious).

Within the closing kilometres, Gall pulled Vingegaard and Pogacar, with the Slovenian sprinting previous two exhausted large rivals. Second stage victory for Pogacar on this version of the Tour, forsaking his collapse within the final week of the tour. There shall be ‘silver’ for him on the Sunday podium on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

–CLASSIFICATIONS.

-Stage.

1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Staff Emirates) 3h27:18.

2. Jonas Vingegaard (DIN/Jumbo-Visma) mt

3. Felix Gall (AUT/AG2R Citroën Staff) mt

4. Simon Yates (GBR/Staff Jayco AlUla) mt

5. Adam Yates (GBR/UAE Staff Emirates) to 7.

-Basic.

1. Jonas Vingegaard (DIN/Jumbo-Visma) 79h16:38.

2. Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Staff Emirates) at 7:29.

3. Adam Yates (GBR/UAE Staff Emirates) 10:56.

4. Simon Yates (GBR/Staff Jayco AlUla) 12:23.

5. CARLOS RODRIGUEZ (ESP/INEOS Grenadiers) 12:57.