Tour de France 2022 – Debrietas 14th competitors: Tadej Pogacar – Jonas Vingegaard, crossing the Pyrenees.

The day’s achieved

Is it actually like Jonas Vingegaard’s brief effort? Or a minimum of Tadej Pogacar is best within the area? Mount Laurent Jalabert versus Mendee aerodrome was the primary to note the significance of working with Tadej Pogacar. We will not say you have not tried a double title, even when it comes with the proper recommendation (we’ll come again to this), however the yellow button would not blink. Not more than 180 kilometers from the anvil, two are straight from the highest of La Croix-Neuve or in the home.

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One other acceleration, no gap but: Vingegaard Pogacar caught

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We started to observe the 14th stage of this race when Tadej Pogacar pulled us out of a sloth the place we thought we’d fall. The stadium 192 terminal, triggering hostilities 183 kilometers from the terminal, even Jumbo-Visma isn’t deliberate. And but they’re in quantity. Like the massive boy, who’s 23 years outdated on the high of his sport, the UAE group captain has taken each his thoughts and expertise to shock poorly positioned Jonas Vingegaard. Actual assault or tried psychological sport of Pogi? He alone is aware of.

Nonetheless, the next 180 kilometers had been logically going to be a lot smoother, excluding a number of episodes of wind that prompted no alarm. Laurent Jalabert had sufficient of the lead as much as give him a chilly sweat. All of us knew {that a} minute loss could be a shock to say the least, excluding a worst day, which is essentially penal on such slopes (10.2% was on common). On this case, it wasn’t sufficient for Tadej Pogacar, who simply rolled as much as Rafal Majka to hasten on the pedals whereas he was standing.

One other acceleration, no gap but: Vingegaard Pogacar caught

However the story of the yr 2022 isn’t 2021 and solely Slovenian did not care to dig one second from his Danish rival, it was cool to punch in his wheel. Vingegaard by no means deigned to ship Pogacar, who might have acted in another way. The tempo, a minimum of comparatively, was not sufficient to outrun Vingegaard. Accelerations had been adopted by sharp cuts after which one other assault most likely had a greater likelihood of working. Jonas Vingegaard additionally frolicked within the dash. Be sure you’ve watched this chasm within the Pyrenees: 2’22” among the many two strongest of this Tour de France 2022.

Massive loser: Theobald Pinot

Even Theobald Pinot on this part is comparatively onerous. In spite of everything, Frank Mende completed 3 in, his finest end result on the 2019 Tour with Foix. In spite of everything, he was overwhelmed solely by Michael Matthews and Alberto Bettiol within the strongest appearances. We’re sorry that he will get moved within the final ascent. And as he notes behind the scenes, it is going to be much less straightforward within the area of the Pyrenees, the place the start of the stage might be flat. Do not you miss his likelihood?


Michael Matthew is enigmatic. Anticipated in essentially the most troublesome however not bumpy day of Saturday, Australia triumphed over Mende, his fourth victory within the Tour de France. These few phrases stick in 5 or 6 lengths from Albert Bettiol each this return and this calculation have been of nice significance for this 14th stadium.

He by no means died: how Matthew was hanged towards Bettiolus and should be conquered

We preferred

That is clearly the start of a scene. After all, Tadej Pogacar was carrying no cannon within the thread, although Primoz Roglic dropped the ball, however seeing the dolphin captain attempt to do one thing 182 km by definition, was actually thoughts blowing.

It is scorching or loopy: Pogacar units the stage for the beginning

David Gaudu video has lastly been launched! After Alpe d’Huez had accused himself (a weak phrase) towards him as a result of he did not belief him, the perfect of the others behind Vingegaard and Pogacar, who had been simply 17 seconds from the road. Good omen for the long run.

the best climb into the world. If Denmark must be smitten with numerous individuals onerous for 3 days, Gaul holds the comparability. Within the Alps Granon and Alpe d’Huez had been already very lovely. Mende persevered on this lovely dynamic.

We do not prefer it

The defection of Benoît Cosnefroy. In at present’s dissolution of the day, the Metal completed in twenty first place, almost 9 minutes behind Michael Matthews. This most likely would not matter to his diploma, however raises questions. Actually he is gentle years away from the perfect, who allowed him to return near victory on the Amstel Gold Race in early April.

Bora-Hansgrohe put ahead the lead on the ball. The German group had three representatives and no unhealthy information (Konrad, Grosschartner and Kamna) and did not know what to do with them. Actually Grosschartner was with Matthew and Bettiol, however maybe there was no horse during which to guess.

Declaration: Jonas Vingegaard

I knew Tadej would assault me very effectively at present. He’ll do it, at any time when alternative is given, I might do the identical if I had been him. I ponder if he has achieved something, that he would possibly even assault me the remainder of the day.

Three stats to recollect

4. It was the fourth time in his profession Thibaut Pinot had run the Cote de la Croix Neuve menu. He completed second … first 3 times (Tour du Gévaudan 2014 and 2015, Tour de France 2015). This he completed on the third day. He climbs 4 podiums in 4, however nonetheless no victory for Franc-Comtois, who should love this ascension as a lot as he hates it.

11. The struggle for the polka dot jersey guarantees to be wild. Amongst those that follow it courageous and people who have a default. Simon Geschke continues to be the chief of the classification, however he has the German bundle behind him: Meintjes, Powless, Vingegaard, Ciconne and Latour. The entire world is stored in 11 factors. The bulk had been left to seize 111, with solely 50 on the Hautacam stage. Due to this fact there may be nonetheless a protracted solution to go.

3. The variety of the 2 collectively, who’re two-thirds on this 109th version, numbered twenty-three horse among the many heads of the final class. Marc Madiot’s Groupama-FDJ is one among them (Gaudu eighth, Madouas sixteenth, Pinot nineteenth), as is Jumbo-Visma (Vingegaard 1st, Kruijswijk twelfth, Kuss seventeenth) and the INEOS Grenadiers who make them even stronger with three members of their group within the Prime 10 (Thomas third, Yates fifth, Pidcock ninth).

Simply know…

. Is Simon Geschke nonetheless not going to deliver the polka dot jersey to Paris?

. Wout van Aert nonetheless not going to finish earlier than Thomas, Pinot, Quintana, Bardet and Gaudu within the high classification?

. What if Gaudu is the perfect normal in Gaul paper?

. Vingegaard has an excellent likelihood of profitable, is not it? This wasn’t even an damage when Pogacar fell on Saturday. Dane is admittedly robust.

Quiz of the day

The reply to the quiz on Friday was Steve Cummings, the winner at Mende in 2015 forward of Thibaut Pinot and Romain Bardet.

That is at present

Throughout the 1981 Tour, Carcassonne Metropolis was honored with a profession time trial on Sunday’s fifteenth stadium go to. Ti-Raleigh defeated him there, however what was the identify of the Dutch knight, who had carried the yellow Jersia?

Gerrie Knetemann

Credit score: Eurosport


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