Moment of solitude for Primoz Roglic -

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The sentence of King Eddy Merckx fell and it does not spare the Jumbo-Visma after the sinking of Primoz Roglic, yellow jersey fallen on the slopes of the Planche des Belles Filles.

For the cannibal, it is clear that the Dutch team should have killed the Tour long before Saturday's time.

"I've been saying for days that Roglic's 50 '' lead was not enough to secure the final victory," said the Belgian

to L'Equipe


I saw this Pogacar coming as big as a house.

Merckx takes the opportunity to praise the intelligence of the 21-year-old Slovenian, who has known how to bide his time.

“He didn't need to go on the attack because he knew that in front of him the Jumbo team were the stronger.

His was content to follow them, it was the only solution to be very small and be forgotten a little before the time trial.

Quite the opposite of the Jumbo-Visma which “ran stupidly” despite an obvious grip on the race.

A good cycling lesson

“They dominated, controlled everything, but they only forgot one guy, this young 21 year old at only 50”.

What an error of judgment!

[…] They should have understood that Pogacar was not going to attack them, it was impossible to trap them in the mountains.

But they should have tried to blow it up long before to have enough headroom.

It's a good lesson in cycling.



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