Which GC riders missing time on the to start with day in the Alps? Nicely, every person except if you are Tadej Pogačar (UAE Workforce Emirates) who shipped a crushing demonstration of dominance that the Tour de France almost certainly has not observed given that the start of the millennium.
The Slovenian, who concluded fourth on the stage and claimed the yellow jersey by advantage of a 30km assault on the 1st working day in the Alps, was just in a league of his own on a day that observed each individual one particular of his rivals slide by the wayside.
Only Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) was in a position to mount any kind of resistance with the 2019 Giro winner latching onto Pogačar’s very first brutal acceleration on the penultimate climb of the day of the Col de Romme.
Having said that, when the Slovenian kicked yet again less than 600 metres afterwards, not even Carapaz could abide by, and by the conclude of the stage the new maillot jaune had put 3:20 into the Ecuadorian.
The Ineos rider was joined on the closing descent by what was left of the yellow jersey team with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) coming dwelling alongside Carapaz, Enric Mas (Movistar), Rigoberto Urán (EF Schooling-Nippo), David Gaudu (Groupama FDJ), Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) and Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe).
Pogačar now qualified prospects the race by 1:48 from Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) with Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Premier Tech) holding firming in third a 4:38. Uran is fourth at 4:46 with Carapaz in sixth at 5:01.
If those times gaps were jaw-dropping then spare a assumed for some of the other riders with GC hopes at the start off of Saturday’s phase to Le Grand-Bornard. Bauke Mollema lost around nine minutes, although Julian Alaphilippe, just one of France’s final remaining GC hopes in the race, conceded in excess of 18 minutes and dropped out of rivalry completely.
At least Alaphilippe created it to the penultimate climb. That couldn’t be explained of Primož Roglič and Geraint Thomas. Both riders were being dropped early on in the phase and never ever noticed the front of the race yet again.
Thomas, who crashed on stage 3 and dislocated his shoulder, was now underneath pressure after briefly getting rid of get hold of with the yellow jersey team on stage 7, whilst Roglič’s hopes of wining the race finished that day much too.
The pair, who concluded in the autobus just inside the time restrict at 35 minutes down, now face the dilemma in excess of no matter whether to keep on being in the race or depart in get to recover for the Tokyo Olympic Game titles.
As for the rest of the major 10, Vingegaard crashed throughout the stage but obtained again up and now seems like Jumbo Visma’s main focus for the overall standings in fifth. Kelderman is seventh at 5:13, and Gaudu is a even more spot back again at 5:22. Bilbao completes the major 10.
Right away chief Mathieu van der Poel dropped to 23rd total soon after remaining distanced right before Pogačar’s attacks. He concluded in 44th put, 21:47 down along with Miguel Ángel López (Movistar) and Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo).
|Pos.||Rider Title (Country) Staff||Outcome|
|1||Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates||29:38:25|
|2||Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma||:01:48|
|3||Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Leading Tech||:04:38|
|4||Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education and learning-Nippo||:04:46|
|5||Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma||:05:00|
|6||Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers||:05:01|
|7||Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe||:05:13|
|8||Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar Crew||:05:15|
|9||David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ||:05:52|
|10||Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain Victorious||:06:41|
|11||Sergio Henao (Col) Qhubeka NextHash||:07:16|
|12||Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis||:07:28|
|13||Aurelien Paret-Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën||:07:33|
|14||Ben O’Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën||:08:13|
|15||Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious||:08:51|
|16||Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo||:11:35|
|17||Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange||:12:13|
|18||Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious||:12:35|
|19||Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep||:12:39|
|20||Esteban Chaves (Col) Crew BikeExchange||:12:51|