Tadej Pogačar admits he is getting tired at a hectic Tour de France... but he thinks his rivals are too

The UAE Team Emirates man had his lead cut on stage 14 - but he still had a superior advantage

Tadej Pogacar
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Ahead of the stages that will decide the 2021 Tour de France, current leader Tadej Pogačar has confessed that he is feeling the effects of the intense racing.

The defending champion was in imperious form during the race's opening week, building an advantage before the first rest day that will probably prove to be insurmountable 

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.