Tour de France 2021 – General classification: Tadej Pogacar capitalizes, Guillaume Martin 9th, David Gaudu 10th

Tour de France 2021 – General classification: Tadej Pogacar capitalizes, Guillaume Martin 9th, David Gaudu 10th
Tour de France 2021 – General classification: Tadej Pogacar capitalizes, Guillaume Martin 9th, David Gaudu 10th

The question arose for a long time, including in the final climb to Tignes since about 10 kilometers from the finish, his yellow jersey was virtually threatened by Ben O’Connor. The Australian of the AG2R Citroën team, the strongman of the breakaway of the day, took the stage victory in Tignes, but he did not manage the double. The yellow jersey escapes him for a little over two minutes.

Blame it on the acceleration in Tadej Pogacar’s final. If the Slovenian remained stuck in the wheels of his team members of Team UAE Emirates throughout this trying day, he went from attack to defense in the last three kilometers by countering Richard Carapaz who had started the hostilities.

As a result, he pushes back his main opponents (but is the word really relevant?), Rigoberto Uran, Jonas Vingegaard, Richard Carapaz or Enric Mas for more than five minutes. Between Pogacar and his men, we therefore find the hero of the day Ben O’Connor. 14th in the general classification at the start of this 9th stage, he made a giant leap to become the dolphin of Pogacar.

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Also present in the breakaway, but too tight to seek victory, Guillaume Martin still made a nice close. 4th in the stage in Tignes, the climber of Cofidis is now 9th in the general classification. He is the best ranked Frenchman, ahead of David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) by a small notch. The Breton, him, stalled in the final under the acceleration of Carapaz then Pogacar. He is one of the losers of the day.

General classification after 9 stages

Place Runners Deviations
1. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)
2. Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) +2’01”
3. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education –Nippo) +5’18″‘
4. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) +5’32”
5. Richard Carapaz (INEOS-Grenadiers) +5’33”
6. Enric Mas (Movistar) +5’47″‘
7. Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) +5’58″‘
8. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) +6’12″‘
9. Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) +7’02″‘
10. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) +7’22″‘
11. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain – Victorious) +8’38”
12. Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck – Quick Step) +11’38”
13. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën) +11’54”
14. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain – Victorious) +20’54”
15. Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange) +22’22”
16. Nairo Quintana (Arkea Samsic) +24’25”
17. Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels) +25’07”
18. Wouter Poels (Bahrain – Victorious) +25’59”
19. Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty G.) +26’40”
20. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +27’23”

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Tour France General classification Tadej Pogacar capitalizes Guillaume Martin #9th David Gaudu #10th

 
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