Tadej Pogacar: I push good watts, that's why I'm first at the Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) on the podium after stage 10
Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) on the podium after stage 10 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Another day in yellow for Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) who has never appeared even remotely flustered on this Tour de France. Even when the peloton split briefly with 17km remaining on stage 10, the Slovenian marshalled his way towards the front with minimal fuss. He would reach Valence securely in the peloton, as Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) sprinted to victory, his imposing overall lead safely intact.

"After the rest day it's always a little tricky with the legs, but I felt OK," Pogačar said. "In the end, we opened up the gas a little bit in the crosswinds. It was good to spin the legs and go a little bit full gas before tomorrow."

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.