Tadej Pogačar reveals aggressive plan for upcoming stages: 'I need to close the gap to Vingegaard before the final day time trial'

Pogačar isn't going to rely on catching Vingegaard simply in the stage 20 time trial

Tour de France Tadej Pogacar
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Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) recognises he can't rely on cutting the deficit to yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) solely on the stage 20 time trial if he is to win his third-successive Tour de France title. 

Vingegaard moved into the yellow jersey on stage 11, after producing a stinging attack up Col du Granon that Pogačar failed to respond to. Despite sitting 2-22 behind the Dane on GC, though, Pogačar looked as determined and confident as ever speaking during the rest day press conference.

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.