Tadej Pogacar, the big disappointment

Tadej Pogacar, the big disappointment
Tadej Pogacar, the big disappointment

Jonas Vingegaard’s form on Sunday was a major blow to UAE Team Emirates, according to Cédric Vasseur.

The match between Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard has begun. And it didn’t take long to see the two men set the Tour de France alight. On Sunday, during the second stage, the Slovenian went on the attack on the climb of San Luca and the leader of Visma was already the only one able to follow him.

Despite three months out, the defending champion is in good shape and seems able to compete with the UAE Team Emirates rider. They really bluffed by saying that he wasn’t ready, but we didn’t really believe it either, we knew that if he lined up on the Tour, it was to play to win,” said Pavel Sivakov, the Slovenian’s teammate.

“We must have been disappointed on Sunday evening on the UAE side”

However, the Emirati team probably did not expect such resistance from Jonas Vingegaard. This is in any case the feeling of Cédric Vasseur, the general manager of the Cofidis team. “We must have been disappointed on Sunday evening on the UAE side, because we really thought that Pogacar could crush the Tour de France and we finally saw a Vingegaard rather at ease and who was not in difficulty on Pogacar’s attack. UAE and Pogacar must ask themselves questions and Tuesday could provide answers,”the former rider confided to Cyclism’-.

The 4the stage scheduled for this Sunday, including the ascent of Galibier, should provide new lessons. “I hope the Tour will not be over on Tuesday night, but from what we saw on Sunday, I think Pogacar and Vingegaard will have a hard time separating themselves during this 4th stage. In my opinion, we will have to wait for the accumulation of fatigue to see differences being created,” concluded the Northerner.

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