'He cracked a little bit': First blow to Tadej Pogačar at Paris-Nice as Jonas Vingegaard fades

UAE Team Emirates rider is back in yellow on French soil for the first time since stage 11 of last year's Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar in yellow at Paris-Nice
(Image credit: Getty)

There was a moment, 3.8km to go on stage four of Paris-Nice, when Tadej Pogačar turned to the camera and smiled sweetly, while following Jonas Vingegaard's wheel. 

This wasn't a flat, easy run-in, this was part way up the first category climb of La Loge des Gardes, 6.8km at 7%, the first time that he has been up a first category climb at the race, and yet Pogačar was having fun. 

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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.