Pogačar gains confidence from Alpe d'Huez attack, pledges unending assault on Vingegaard

UAE Team Emirates rider says Jumbo are strong, but not unbeatable

Tadej Pogačar
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Welcome back to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogačar. On Wednesday, the Slovenian looked weak for one of the few times in his career so far, cracking and conceding a considerable amount of time to his rivals. On Thursday, he might not have taken all that time back, but he certainly showed that he will not go down without a fight.

Stage 12 saw the UAE Team Emirates rider take the fight to his main general classification rivals Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers). While he failed to distance them, it was a statement of his ambition to fight all the way to Paris.

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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.