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Tour de France 2023: Jonas Vingegaard continues to lead, leaving Tadej Pogacar behind – Cycling – Sports

PorSam Miller

Jul 20, 2023

Jonas Vingegaard prevailed in the stage 16 of the Tour de Francea time trial individual of 22.4 kilometers, between Passy and Combloux, in which the Dane defended the lead and has the title of the race in his pocket, since Tadej Pogacar it’s been a long time.

The fraction was important because of the fight for the general and at the start of the last week of competition.

The phase

The first cyclist who will change to stay in the first box for a long time was the French Remi Cavagnathat with a time of 35 minutes and 42 seconds he was in command.

Wout van Aert, another of the candidates reached the finish line and knocked down Cavagna’s record, with a time of 35 minutes and 27 seconds.

But the fight was also for the podium. over there, carlos rodriguez defended himself, while the brothers Yates, Adam and simonthey were close to the front at the intermediate timing points.

In the first reference, pogacar destroyed the time Stefan Kung, with 10 minutes and 10 seconds, but vingegaard he beat him by 16 seconds.

Some beasts, the truth

And at the second benchmark, the Dane stepped on the gas and increased the gap to 31 seconds. Awesome. The Slovenian arrived on foot from a second category port and changed bicycles.

vingegaard He reached the start of the final mountain, but made the decision to continue on the time trial bike and he already had that height of the day, 50 seconds above pogacar.

And in the last timing before the finish line, the Dane was already 1 min 05 behind Tadej. sensational, stunning

already in goal, pogacar knocked down the time of Van Aert with 34 minutes, 14 seconds, but the leader preferred victory and gave him 1 min 38 seconds pogacar.

The Colombians

As for the Colombians, the best finisher was harold tejadawho left a figure of 36 minutes and 52 seconds at the finish line. Rigoberto Uran marked 40 minutes and 04 seconds, while egan bernal He stopped the clock at 40 minutes 17 seconds.

This Wednesday, day 17, between Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc and Courchevel, of 165 kilometers, with four mountain passes.