The last battle, a chrono

Pogacar must pass the time trial process today, while Vingegaard and Carapaz dispute to be second or third. The Dane defends six seconds.


Tadej Pogacar is 30.8 kilometers from his second Tour, because the 108 between Chatou and Paris only count for the final sprint and celebrations. Although the Slovenian has 5:45 on Jonas Vingegaard and practically needs to get to Saint Émilion safely to seal the title. The interesting thing will happen from behind, in the fight between the Dane and Richard Carapaz for the order in the honor ceremony.With a 2:27 advantage of Carapaz over Ben O'Connor, third and fourth classified in the 2021 Tour, the box seems more than determined. Vingegaard has six seconds to rent. One is at 5:45 and the other is at 5:51. If you take Laval's time trial as a reference, things will end like this. Then, the yellow with 27 '' prevailed over Vingegaard, third in the stage, and 1:44 to Carapaz.

For the promising 24-year-old Jumbo climber, it is "a dream come true" to be so close to the Champs Elysees: "I didn't know if I would be able to withstand the pressure of a heads up with the Tour favorites, but I managed it Now we need to certify a place on the podium in the clock, hopefully the second one ".

For Carapaz there are no regrets. He put Ineos to work to "try to break the race from afar", although they were unsuccessful: "I gave my best every day, like my colleagues. If you don't give up and always get 100%, you shouldn't blame yourself for anything." However, a lineup with three great winners, Carapaz (Giro 2019), Tao (Giro 2020) and Thomas (Tour 2018), will have to settle for the drawer, without victories for now. The national squad has not celebrated any triumphs either. Enric Mas will defend his sixth position and Pello Bilbao, ninth, wants Guillaume Martin's eighth. The French distance him in 1: 02.

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