Tour de France: Pogacar regains momentum with Pyrenean solo attack

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GC contender Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) rides on stage 8 in Pyrenees (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

After losing 81 seconds on Friday’s echelon stage, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) promised that he would return to the fray on Saturday in the Pyrenees of the Tour de France, and the young Slovenian was as good as his word. 

The Slovenian was the only general classification contender able to go clear on the Peyresourde, with the shadow-boxing between the other top favourites effectively neutralising each other’s moves.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.