"I'm happy for my first week, I just made a mistake"

Pogacar got his first win on the Tour and continues to climb the positions in the general classification, but regretted the loss of time on the fans.


Tadej Pogacar achieved his first triumph in the Tour de France, on his debut, and became the youngest to raise his arms since Lance Armstrong in 1993… and of the 21st century at the gala event. At 21 years old, the Slovenian, third in the 2019 Vuelta in his debut in a big one, is one of the best riders in the peloton: “This success is really crazy. The victory comes after a difficult day, very demanding due to the ports, the weather conditions and the wear of the first week. I thank my colleagues. They worked well all day. " Giuseppe Saronni, advisor to the UAE, his team, excluded Fabio Aru from that gratitude, who left: "He has no character and if he was not in shape, he should not have gone to the Tour" .

Despite running out of Aru, Pogacar (44 "behind Primoz Roglic) only sees the future with optimism:" I wanted to get as much time as possible to cut the general classification. In the last 100 meters I thought about the ten bonus seconds for the winner, so I squeezed myself in the sprint and won. ”At first he said that the 1:21 of the fans did not matter to him, but this time he acknowledged that they hinder him in his podium ambitions:“ I made a mistake that now I pay , since he would be on par with or ahead of Roglic. I am happy for his leadership, he is an example for the youth of our country ".

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