Tour de France: Pogačar, Landa lose time on dramatic day of crosswind racing

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Tadej Pogacar at the Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

As predicted, the Vent d'Autan blew the Tour de France apart on stage 7, with first Bora-Hansgrohe and then Ineos Grenadiers shattering the peloton and costing several contenders significant time in the overall classification.

A combination of aggressive racing, punctures, mechanical mishaps and crashes shuffled the general classification with third-placed Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) the most significant victim.

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