‘He came to me and said Jumbo are struggling’ - Tadej Pogačar seeks alliance with Geraint Thomas

With a depleted team the UAE Emirates leader was looking for allies on stage 14, he didn’t find them at Ineos Grenadiers

Geraint Thomas crosses the line on stage 14 of the Tour de France 2022
(Image credit: Tim de Waele / Getty)

Geraint Thomas has revealed that Tadej Pogačar sought his help in an effort to dethrone current yellow jersey wearer Jonas Vingegaard on stage 14 of the Tour de France to Mende.

The race had been aggressive from the first kilometre where Pogačar attacked. Not long after Thomas said Pogačar approached him seeking an alliance.

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