Tour de France: Pogacar throws down GC gauntlet with second mountain stage win

GRAND COLOMBIER FRANCE SEPTEMBER 13 Podium Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Celebration during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 15 a 1745km stage from Lyon to Grand Colombier 1501m TDF2020 LeTour on September 13 2020 in Grand Colombier France Photo by Thibault Camus PoolGetty Images
Tadej Pogacar wins stage 15 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has confirmed his status as Tour de France leader Primož Roglič’s biggest threat as he outpowered his compatriot to the line on stage 15 to claim his second Tour stage win on Sunday.

Pogačar outpowered Roglič in a last-second dash for the line, snatching a 10-second time bonus and cutting Roglič’s overall advantage to 40 seconds.

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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.