UAE Team Emirates (France) - Press Release: Slovenian takes early lead of Le Tour.
After yesterday’s stage characterized by many cobbled sections, the Tour de France today brought the riders to the Ardennes, with 219.9km from Blinche to Longwy.
The break of the day featured maillot jaune Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), who was brought back with 15km to go as the the teams lifted the pace in the peloton.
Pogačar: “Winning here at Le Tour is more beautiful every time. Today was really tough from the start, with strong riders making moves and the whole group always pushing to reduce the gap. I didn’t even know if we were going to make it in the end but, with the great team work, we managed to get to the front and I was well escorted to the top positions right in the final. After the fatigue of the last few climbs it was really hard to overtake everyone at speed, but obviously I had good legs. I am super happy with this victory and to be able to wear the Yellow Jersey.”
Results 6th stage:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 4h27’13 “
- 2Michael Matthews (Time BikeExchange-Jayco) s.t.
- David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) s.t.
General classification after the 6th stage:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 20h44’44 “
- Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost) + 4 ”
- Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) +31 “