Europe 1 with AFP 6:14 p.m., July 8, 2022

The Slovenian and big favorite of the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar, won this Friday on the 7th stage, that of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, in the Vosges mountains.

He beat Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic.

This second consecutive success allows him to retain the lead in the general classification. 

And two for Tadej Pogacar!

The favorite and yellow jersey of the Tour de France won again on Friday in the seventh stage, at the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles, in the Vosges mountains.

A second success in a row after his triumph on Thursday at Longwy in Meurthe-et-Moselle.

Pogacar this time narrowly outstripped the Dane Jonas Vingegaard, second in the Tour de France in 2021. To win the first finish at the top of the event, the defending champion had to work against the Scandinavian, whom he overwhelmed in the last meters of the climb, on the unpaved part.

35 seconds ahead of Vingegaard 

Two years after overturning the 2020 Tour to his advantage in a memorable time trial, Pogacar won again in the Haute-Saône resort, which will host the conclusion of the women's Tour de France on July 31.

Behind the first two of the 2021 Tour, another Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, took third place, 12 seconds ahead of the German Lennard Kämna, caught 80 meters from the line.



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Briton Geraint Thomas and Frenchman David Gaudu limited the loss of time to less than 20 seconds compared to Pogacar.

In this sunny 176.5 kilometer stage, the survivors of a breakaway launched from afar, 125 kilometers from the finish, approached the final climb with a lead limited to less than a minute and a half due to the pursuit long driven by the Pogacar team.

In the general classification, Pogacar increased his advantage over Vingegaard to 35 seconds.

Geraint Thomas, third, is clocked in at 1 min and 10 seconds.

The 23-year-old Slovenian now has eight stage successes in the Tour, of which he has won the final classification twice (2020 and 2021).