As 'D-Day' at the Tour de France looms, can the unstoppable Pogačar move the immovable Vingegaard?

The reigning champion only has two real chances left to take back 2-19 on his Danish challenger

Tadej Pogačar shadowed by Jonas Vingegaard
(Image credit: Getty Images)

When Tadej Pogačar closes his eyes in whichever hotel the Tour de France organisers have deigned to give UAE Team Emirates tonight, he will surely see Jonas Vingegaard.

The Slovenian promised to attack at every opportunity going into this final week, and has tried his best, but has simply not been able to budge his Danish rival from his wheel. Jumbo-Visma's Vingegaard has the advantage, the more than two minute lead he built on the Col du Granon still standing strong, so he does not need to do anything. It is Pogačar that needs to break his rival, not the other way round.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.