Enduring, determined and skilful, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE), wearing the yellow jersey, won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday July 8, at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, in the Vosges mountains. Tadej Pogacar won his second consecutive stage of the event. The winner had to work hard against the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, whom he overtook in the last meters of the climb, on the unpaved part.

Two years after overturning the 2020 Tour to his advantage in a memorable time trial, Tadej Pogacar has won again in the Haute-Saône resort, which will host the conclusion of the Tour de France Women on July 31. Behind the first two of the 2021 Tour, Slovenian Primoz Roglic took third place, twelve seconds ahead of German Lennard Kämna, caught 80 meters from the line. Briton Geraint Thomas and Frenchman David Gaudu limited the loss of time to less than 20 seconds compared to Pogacar.

In this sunny 176.5 kilometer stage, the survivors of a breakaway launched from afar, 125 kilometers from the finish, approached the final climb with a lead limited to less than a minute and a half due to the chase. long driven by the Pogacar team.

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The yellow jersey asked his training to be able to play for the stage victory that the members of the breakaway (Geschke, Kämna, Schachmann, Teuns, Durbridge, Barthe, Erviti) were aiming for. In the ascent (7 km at 8.7%), Kämna distanced his compatriot Simon Geschke five kilometers from the summit. He resisted for a long time the return of the group of favorites led by the men of Pogacar (McNulty, G. Bennett, Majka) and stumbled on the final wall, in the dust.

In the general classification, Pogacar increased his advantage over Vingegaard to 35 seconds. Geraint Thomas, third, is clocked in at 1 min 10 sec. The 23-year-old Slovenian now has eight stage successes in the Tour, of which he has twice won the final classification (2020 and 2021).