'If you don't attack you can't gain time': Pogačar eyes further GC gains following maiden Tour de France stage win

The Slovenian took his first-ever Tour stage win and moved back up the GC

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Tadej Pogačar announced his Tour de France general classification credentials after a masterful weekend of racing in the Pyrenees, dropping his rivals on stage eight before winning stage nine and vocalising his yellow jersey aspirations.

"Of course I'm thinking about GC, that's why I came here," said the reserved yet self-assured 21-year-old.

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