Landa: "After a serious mistake, the situation must be reversed"

The three main victims of the fans, Pogacar, Landa and Porte, tried it in the Peyresourde, but only the Slovenian made time.


The three main victims of the Lavaur fans tried it in the Peyresourde. Tadej Pogacar made up for a 40-second gain on the 1:21 he gave up. Mikel Landa and Richie Porte opened a gap that did not exceed half a minute, but finally they did not understand each other and arrived with the rest of the favorites. Alavés and Australian crossed the finish line of Loudenvielle in full debate: "I argued with Porte on the descent, then we chatted to fix it." Landa was 12th overall, 1:34 behind Adam Yates: “In the seventh stage we made a serious mistake, for which it paid dearly. Although it was difficult to assume, I am ready to reverse the situation. Going with the best in the mountains always gives you a motivational support to go little by little to cut differences. ”

The Basque offered an interesting point of view: “Without serious attacks, people are selected with the very high pace that we carry. And that causes wear, which exists, even though it may not seem like it from the outside. It is not a spectacular Tour for now, the top candidates have not yet come forward, but the race is on. Hopefully I can continue with a good progression in the remaining day of the Pyrenees and in the decisive moments ”.

The Slovenian Pogacar was “enthusiastic” with the advantage he achieved over his rivals, although the lost time did not worry him since he gave it up on the eve of the Pyrenean days: “I said it and I repeat it again: that minute did not bother me and peak. I come to learn, I feel very strong and I will try it as long as the energy is with me ”. His compatriot Primoz Roglic already wears the stripes of the Jumbo by himself after Tom Dumoulin's work in his favor: "Adam Yates withstood the accelerations of Nairo and me well, there is still a lot of battle ahead and I am confident in the safety of my team." Quintana also showed muscle: “I walked with good legs, but I could not release the rest in the Peyresourde. I will push more ”. Meanwhile, the yellow jersey, Yates, and the defending champion, Egan Bernal, settled for "overcoming an absolutely difficult stage" .

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