Tadej Pogačar's team fear Remco Evenepoel masterclass in Tour de France time trial

'I think to be with the top two on the Galibier will motivate him for a time trial' DS Matxin Fernandez warns that world champion could claw back substantial time in stage seven test

Remco Evenepoel
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Tadej Pogačar may be sitting comfortably at the top of the Tour de France general classification, but his team management at UAE Team Emirates have warned that stage seven’s time trial could suddenly see the tables turned on the Slovenian. 

After winning in Valloire on stage four with an assault on the slopes of the Col du Galibier, Pogačar currently has a buffer of 45 seconds over Soudal Quick-Step's Remco Evenepoel, the wearer of the white jersey, and 50 seconds over last year’s Tour winner, Visma-Lease a Bike's Jonas Vingegaard

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.