'It's definitely not over' - Tadej Pogačar defiant after Tour de France time trial defeat to Jonas Vingegaard

The UAE Team Emirates rider now trails Jonas Vingegaard by 1-48, but there are still two crucial stages to come

Tadej Pogačar on stage 16 of the 2023 Tour de France
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Keep the faith. That was Tadej Pogačar's message after he conceded 1-38 to his great rival Jonas Vingegaard on stage 16 of the Tour de France in a time trial that could decide the race.

The Slovenian UAE Team Emirates rider will not give up, not until Paris. We knew that already, but that task has been made even more difficult by the expanding gap between him and his Danish Jumbo-Visma opponent. The gap now stands at 1-48.

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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.