Porte: Pogacar has proven he's a level above at the Tour de France

NMES FRANCE JULY 08 Richie Porte of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 12 a 1594km stage from SaintPaulTroisChateaux to Nimes LeTour TDF2021 on July 08 2021 in Nmes France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers) at the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

With Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) over five minutes ahead of the field in this year’s Tour de France, his main rivals have the difficult task of prioritizing their goals ahead of the final week.

The Slovenian carries a 5:18 lead over second-placed Rigoberto Urán ahead of stage 16 but less than a minute covers second to sixth with the final two spots on the podium in Paris still up for grabs.

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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.