Pogacar: “I’m dead”

Tadej Pogacar said goodbye to his options in the Tour de France. At the Col de la Loze, with more than 7 km to go to the crown and still 15 km from the Courchuvel finish line, the Slovenian stayed. I couldn’t anymore. Something rarely seen in his award-winning career, perhaps only at the Col du Granon in the last Tour, but on this occasion the group that was ahead of the Slovenian was still larger. It was all or nothing day for Tadej, and it was nothing. “I’m gone, I’m dead,” he radioed to his team, releasing his teammate Adam Yates, who was ahead, in the fight for the podium.

The day did not start well for Pogacar, since on the first ascent, Col des Saises, he suffered a fall. Sharpener with Peters and to the ground. A priori, without major consequences, beyond the bloody left knee, but with the feeling that it was not the day for the reconquest. His sensations were not the best and shortly after she confirmed it. Unless there is a major drastic turn or misfortune, the 2020 and 2021 Tour de France champion He will not be able to achieve his third crown and Jonas Vingegaard, winner in 2022 and one step away from doing so in 2023, aims to tie him in the list of winners.

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