Bullish Tadej Pogačar fully confident of winning yellow after passing Tour de France's 'most scary stages'

The UAE-Team Emirates rider looks unbeatable as he seeks to defend his title

Tadej Pogačar
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Tadej Pogačar, with a lead of over five minutes in the Tour de France general classification, has every reason to feel confident that he will keep yellow all the way to Paris.

Yesterday, he sounded caution, admitting to tiring legs. On stage 15, as the peloton crossed from France into Andorra, his team faded once more, unsettled by the pace set by Ineos Grenadiers and leaving Pogačar isolated.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.