“I haven’t lost the Tour de France,” Pogacar shot to Vingegor
Yellow jersey after a week of racing, Tadej Pogacar thought he was flying towards a third success in the Tour de France. But on the contrary, Jonas Vingegaard was stronger and stole the show. A week after the end of this Grande Boucle, the Slovenian released a surprising statement, believing that “he has not lost the Tour de France”.
Extremely beloved of his own estate, Thaddeus Pogachar fell before Jonas Vingegor. It must be said that the Slovenian rider will not be spared from this Tour de France… Covid hit some of his teammates, his manager and vice versa, the armada of Jumbo Visma was untouchable. Until Jonas Vingegor, Watt van Aert and Primozh Roglich in particular, they did a monstrous job on placement Pogakar in trouble. And from the moment he lost his yellow jersey on the Col du Granon, the double winner of the Tour de France can never get it back.
Jonas Vingegaard was stronger
However, Thaddeus Pogachar I tried everything. On week three, the team runner UAE Emirates attacked countless times. ” I have to take every opportunity and attack as soon as possible, on every climb. Attack up close, from a distance, I’ll try anything. Because I have a lot of catching up to do “, he confided before the start of the last race week. Despite his dedication and attempts, Pogakar they will not have been able to shake Wingegard, he even ended up giving her more time. However, Pogakar he will have nothing to regret.
“I always felt like I could fight for a win”
On the Danish side, this victory over Tour de France is the first of his young career, enough to fill him with happiness. ” It’s just amazing. I managed to win the Tour. I’m there with my daughter, it’s just amazing. This is the biggest race of the year. I couldn’t imagine winning it, now it’s done. I always had the feeling that I could fight for the win, but at Hautacam I really started to believe it. There are so many people who saw me in yellow, I enjoyed those moments. Thank you all for these three weeks. I’m off to celebrate now. I am very happy with this victory ” shot Jonas Vingegor on the podium after his coronation.
I thought Pogacar would win 10 rounds in a row, but Vingegaard is too strong. He made a big mistake and that was trying to follow Roglic’s attacks. The tour was AWESOME this year!!! #Tour de France
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 24, 2022
According to him, Pogachar “did not lose the Tour de France”.
on his part, Thaddeus Pogachar was pleased with this second place. ” Winning the white jersey was clearly not the goal. But in the end I’m very happy with the way this Tour de France went: I’m very proud of being number 2 and of my stage wins “, the Slovenian explained immediately after his arrival on the Champs-Élysées. A week later, before the departure of Classic San Sebastian, Thaddeus Pogachar returned to his Grande Boucle. ” I don’t consider that I have lost the Tour de France”, assures the double winner of the race. “It was still a positive tour for me. I can look at it with pride. I had very good motivation. Finishing second didn’t completely disappoint me “, he concludes. It remains to be seen what you think Jonas Vingegor…