Pogacar, sacred to the Planche des Belles Filles, leaves no crumbs

The double winner of the Tour has won this Friday the 7the stage concluded at the head of the 1st category in the Jura.

It was one of the first important moments of the Tour de France 2022. A long-awaited and now very popular meeting at the Grande Boucle. And he crowned Tadej Pogacar, winner at the end of the 7the stage concluded at the Super Planche des Belles Filles, the first summit of this edition. The Slovenian has advanced to the line of the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, overtaken by a breath.

The Tour double winner and yellow jersey from the day before spent a quiet day and made his team work before placing one last killer attack on the final ascent to confirm his golden robe. And sign an 8th stage victory on the Tour.

The fact of the day

The leak was processed this Friday. Normally, the punchers had a good chance for the stage victory in this 7the stage. Eventually, eleven men managed to get rid of after 53.5 kilometers, at the expense of a major clash with the peloton. The Bora formation, well represented at the head by Maximilian Schachmann and Lennard Kämna initially decided to harden the race in the middle of the stage to regain time in the peloton, led by teammates of Tadej Pogacar. At the end of the stage, with an advantage of less than three minutes, Schachmann launched Kämna to perfection and took off in the Super Planche des Belles Filles.

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Kämna chooses 150 meters from the line

How cruel for the German rider who will have made a magnificent stage. The leaders will have taken some time to get started, but they will eventually have deprived Lennard Kämna of incredible success. Trapped 150 meters from the line, the German only finished fourth in this 7th stage, at the end of the final … Pogacar, meanwhile, proved that he was not invincible. Attacked by Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) on the last ramps of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, the Slovene was left behind initially before making a sensational comeback to beat Vingegaard at the finish line.

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On the French side, Gaudu (FDJ) had a good stage but was unable to keep pace in the final. He finished 6th, 19 seconds behind Pogacar. Romain Bardet (DSM) will have surprised him. This time we are almost certain that the French are playing the general. He finished eighth just 21 seconds behind Pogacar.

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Of note is the magnificent performance of Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) who took 3rd place on the stage. Meanwhile, Vlasov (Bora) will have broken his foot, not recovering from the fall the day before.

Number of the day: 150

This is the number of meters that Lennard Kämna will have lost to raise his arms today. Present in the morning getaway, the German has been cruelly recovered in the last hectometers of the Super Planche des Belles filles. The attacks of Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE) will have shattered the hopes of the Bora pilot who eventually died in fourth place on the line.

The tweet of the day

Arriving at the Super Planche des Belles Filles hurt the riders a lot. Passages with more than 20% average slope and heat will have damaged the bodies of runners. The test, at the finish, Tadej Pogacar does not even have the strength to celebrate his victory with dignity, while Jonas Vingegaard, sad second today, collapses just after the finish. Awesome.

statement of the day

Tadej Pogacar, winner of the day and yellow jersey. “It was a great stage to win here. I’m so glad I did. The whole team has worked really well for me today. Jonas was very strong. I gave it my all to be able to make up for it. I wanted to have this stage at all costs. It was a very special day for me. I had in mind for a long time to win this stage, I wanted to win here even before wearing the yellow shirt. »

image of the day

The impressive slope of the final of the Super Planche des Belles Filles today (400 meters from the finish line). In the dust caused by the absence of concrete in the last kilometer, the runners had a hard time overcoming these difficult passages. Note, however, that the first arrivals are already down while the late ones are still up …

The pilots of the Super Planche des Belles Filles Overview

The classification of the 7th stage:

1. Tadej Pogacar (SLO / UAE Team Emirates), in 3h 58 ’40’ ‘
2. Jonas Vingegaard (DEN / Jumbo-Visma), mt
3. Primoz Roglic (SLO / Jumbo-Visma), at 00’12 ”
4. Lennard Kamna (GER / Bora – Hansgrohe), at 00’14 ”
5. Geraint Thomas (GBR / Ineos Grenadiers), mt
6. David Gaudu (FRA / Groupama FDJ), at 00’19 ”
7. Enric Mas (ESP / Movistar Team), at 00’21 ”
8. Romain Bardet (FRA / Team DSM), mt
9. Adam Yates (GBR / Ineos Grenadiers), at 00’29 ”
10. Sepp Kuss (USA / Jumbo-Visma), at 00”41 ”

The general classification after the 7th stage:

1. Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia / UAE Team Emirates) 24’43’14 ”
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark / Jumbo-Visma) at 35 ”
3. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain / Ineos-Grenadiers) 1”10 ”
4. Adam Yates (Great Britain / Ineos-Grenadiers) at 1’18 ”
5. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) at 1’31 ”
6. Romain Bardet (DSM) at 1’32 ”
7. Thomas Pidcock (Great Britain / Ineos-Grenadiers) at 1’35 ”
8. Neilson Powless (USA / EF Education EasyPost) at 1’37 ”
9. Enric Mas (Spain / Movistar) at 1’43 ”
10. Daniel Martínez (Colombia / Ineos-Grenadiers) at 1’55 ”

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