The race within a race and Pogačar domination - 5 things we learned from the second week of the Giro d’Italia

Our takeaways from the second week of racing as Tadej Pogačar masterclass continues

The group of favourites on stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia
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On Sunday, Tadej Pogačar’s onslaught in the Giro d’Italia continued as he built an almost untouchable advantage in the general classification battle by winning stage 15 in Livigno

The Slovenian now leads Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) by almost seven minutes, and that could well increase further in the coming days with more mountain stages to come. 

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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.