Tadej Pogačar 'cannot wait to finally hit the mountains' amid 'boring' stretch of Tour de France stages

Tadej Pogačar speeds along in the yellow jersey en route to second at the Tour de France stage 7 time trial
Tadej Pogačar speeds along in the yellow jersey en route to second at the Tour de France stage 7 time trial (Image credit: Getty Images)

Having shown himself to be the strongest yellow jersey contender in the Tour de France through the vital pair of hilly and mountainous stages during the race's first week, race leader Tadej Pogačar made it through the stage 7 time trial unscathed, too.

The Slovenian was expected to lose time to world time trial champion Remco Evenepoel on the 25.3km run from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin, and possibly even cede the race lead altogether.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.