Second Tour de France cobblestone sector ‘madness’ says Pogacar's DS

ARENBERG FRANCE APRIL 11 Cobblestones Detail view aduring the 117th Paris Roubaix 2019 Training Day 1 ParisRoubaix PRBX on April 11 2019 in Arenberg France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
The cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Luc ClaessenGetty Images)

UAE Team Emirates sports director Aart Vierhouten accompanied Tadej Pogačar as he studied the cobbled sections that lay ahead in the 2022 Tour de France, with the former professional rider describing what he saw when he came to the second sector as ‘life threatening’ and not aligned with the recent emphasis on safety.

"I'm surprised about the second strip,” Vierhouten told Sporza. after following Pogačar and fellow UAE Team Emirates sports director Marco Marcato. "I would never have included it in the course if I was the organiser."

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