Pogacar still aiming at Tour de France yellow: 'I can win or I can lose the podium'

Team UAE Emirates rider Slovenias Tadej Pogacar wearing the best youngs white jersey rides during the 17th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 170 km between Grenoble and Meribel on September 16 2020 Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images
Tadej Pogačar fights on the Col de la Loze (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) remains adamant that despite being dropped by race leader Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) for the first time this year in the mountains he remains very much in the fight for the overall classification of the Tour de France.

Pogačar had predicted prior to Wednesday's stage 17 that while gains of a few seconds could be made, it would also be possible on the ultra-hard slopes of the Col de la Loze to lose up to half an hour.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.