Big two becomes big three as Gaudu joins Pogačar and Vingegaard at Paris-Nice

Tadej Pogačar might have won again, but it was close, and David Gaudu could yet win Paris-Nice

David Gaudu Tadej Pogačar
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The French word for winner is vainqueur, which comes from the same Latin root as vanquished. This feels apt, as Tadej Pogačar vanquished all beneath him on the slopes of the Col de la Couillole on stage seven of Paris-Nice on Saturday.

This is how I was going to begin my piece on the UAE Team Emirates' rider's apparent everlasting reign. When the Slovenian attacked with 5.5km to go on Saturday, it seemed inevitable that he would storm away into the distance, light it up in his usual style, and seal the yellow jersey at his first time at the 'Race to the Sun'.

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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.