Tom Dumoulin cannot believe that his teammate Primoz Roglic lost his yellow leader's jersey to Tadej Pogacar in the penultimate stage of the Tour de France.
Roglic gave in to his fellow countryman almost two minutes in the climbing time trial, while he could only afford 57 seconds.
"We did not see this coming," said Dumoulin at the
"I don't know how Pogacar drove another minute faster than me here. We hadn't taken this into account."
"No, he was just beaten on value," continues Dumoulin, who swears that Roglic had no blackout.
"He felt fine. He is fifth. He is not riding the time trial of his life, but certainly not bad. We expected it to be enough."
The 29-year-old Dumoulin finished second in the time trial and had to concede no less than 1 minute and 21 seconds to Pogacar, who especially made the difference on La Planche des Belles Filles, the final climb.
"I didn't ride very fast on the Planche, but before that I had a good power. But that doesn't matter anymore, it is not for the day win and not for the overall win. Whether I am bewildered? Yes. , me with you.
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