UAE Team Emirates visit jury after Pogacar’s Tour of Flanders sprint remonstrations

Mathieu van der Poel celebrates his second win at the Tour of Flanders
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UAE Team Emirates spoke with the race judges after the Tour of Flanders, suspecting possible misconduct in the sprint after Tadej Pogačar missed out on the podium.

Pogačar crossed the line in fourth place after finding himself boxed in as he sprinted against Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and suddenly Dylan Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers) and Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) who joined from behind in the final 300 metres.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.