Tadej Pogačar expresses confusion at 'strange' tactics of Tour de France rivals

The Slovenian will face the two biggest battles of the race on Wednesday and Thursday

Tadej Pogačar
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Tadej Pogačar has defended the tactics and performances of his UAE Team Emirates colleagues at the Tour de France, attempting to deflect criticism onto other teams.

Despite leading the race by more than five minutes from Rigoberto Urán of EF Education – Nippo and with just three days left to re-order the general classification, criticism has been levelled at Pogačar’s team for isolating him in the mountains.

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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.