Photographer who blocked Tadej Pogačar's attack at Tour de France apologises

L'Équipe photographer and driver, and France Télévisions cameraman and driver, suspended for one stage after actions on Col de Joux Plane

Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar on stage 14 of the Tour de France
(Image credit: Bernard Papon/AFP/Getty Images)

The photographer who was partly responsible for blocking Tadej Pogačar's attack on stage 14 of the Tour de France has apologised, saying it was "indefensible".

Nearing the top of the Col de Joux Plane, race leader Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) were together, the former having caught his rival after an earlier attack. With bonus seconds available at the summit, the race to the line was crucial for the overall standings at the race. The road was hemmed in with spectators, with there barely any room for either rider to get past.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Adam Becket
News editor

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.