Tour de France bikes: A closer look at Tadej Pogacar's Colnago V3RS

Despite losing 1:21 in the crosswinds of Stage 7, Tadej Pogačar has looked the strongest GC contender in this year's Tour de France so far. On stage 8 he put in a decisive acceleration - and subsequently a record-breaking ascent of the Col de Peyresourde - to take back 40 seconds on his closest rivals. He then went on to win stage 9 ahead of Roglič - breaking Marc Hirschi's heart in the process - to further close the gap. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.