ASepp Kus (Jumbo-Visma) then convinces his team leader, Primos Rogley, to move his wheel from the top of the wheel, thinking that the wheel is only three kilometers from the top. Excluding sections Carol de la Lodge took the opportunity to confuse Lafayette by pushing the Americans to the wheel before heading to victory in the fourth Grand Tour of his career.
Roglik, the race leader, however, got his composer back before he could shake his Slovenian homeland Tadej Pogakar (United Arab Emirates Team) who was stuck on his wheels.
By tying the road up to 25% gradient in place, it took eternity to complete the final two miles of the brutal climb, every effort of the tired riders looks like a final in the last round of a heavyweight bout.
Stuck in the rock and in a tough place – uncertain about whether he should wait for Roglic or follow Angel Lopez – Cus was eventually pushed to the kill by the winner on stage, especially in the naughty corner, the Colombian dropped him.
“I was traveling to the front and I accelerated to the top of one of the conversions and I looked back and there was no one behind me. Suddenly, Lepez passed, I tried to stay with him but he was really moving forward,” Kus said immediately. Said. ” Only when I knew I had crossed the line did I try to back up and pace Primoz. Somewhat though, hurry up with him, was good was
After lifting himself off the canvas from the trauma and regaining contact with Kus, Roglic began the stage as his closest rival, discussing giving Pogakar more time. Pogakar went back to the final 200 meters a few hundred seconds before finishing the third.