News | Tour de France • September 13, 2020
Pogačar arrives to Grand Colombier in style
Second win in the Tour for the Slovenian from UAE Team Emirates
In the general classification, the leader of UAE Team Emirates earns a 4 second bonus with victory over Roglic, which now stands at 40″. In third position, Rigoberto Uran (Ef) 54 ”from Pogačar.
As for the fight for the white jersey, the Slovenian now boasts a 2’35 ”lead over Enric Mas (Movistar).
Pogačar: “The race started at great speed until the breakaway went, and we had Marco Marcato there to cover it.
Jumbo-Visma set a very high pace and maintained it throughout the stage, which along with the heat meant it was better not to attack. In the final, I waited for the sprint and took another beautiful victory. Some of the GC guys were dropped and this was due the effect of the pace set by Jumbo-Visma. Tomorrow we’ll have the rest day, then I’ll try to give my best again: at the moment, Roglic seems unbeatable, but anything can happen, anyone can have a bad day, as happened today to Bernal or as can happen to me or to Primoz”.
Tomorrow the Tour will see its second rest day, before resuming on Tuesday with the 16th stage, the La Tour du Pin-Villard de Lans, 164 km with the ascents of the Cote de Virieu (4th category), of the Col de Gates (2nd category), the Cote de Revel (2nd category), the Montée de Saint Nizier du Moucherotte (1st category) and the final climb of the Cote 2000 (3rd category).
Stage 15 results:
1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 4:34:13
2. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) s.t.
3. Richie Porte (trek-Segafredo) @ 5 ”
General classification after the 15th stage:
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 65:37:07
2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) @ 40″
3. Rigoberto Uran (Ef) @ 1’34 “