'Good vibes' around Pogacar as Tour de France heads back into the mountains

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(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Tadej Pogacar's near faultless Tour de France continued on stage 5, with the white jersey coming home safely within the pack after a relatively stress-free day.

The 21-year-old is making his Tour de France debut and sits just seven seconds off Adam Yates’ yellow jersey thanks to a combination of good legs and having a well-drilled team around him. 

On the first summit finish on stage 4, the Slovenian finished second to Primoz Roglic and, with another mountain finish on stage 6, the UAE Team Emirates leader has another opportunity to cement his place as a genuine GC contender.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.