The Pyrenees are still two days away in the Tour de France but race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) is already warning that he won’t turn down a chance to go on the attack again.
Partly thanks to his attack on the road to Le Grand-Bornand, Pogačar already has a considerable advantage of over five minutes on second-placed Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-Nippo). Usually when a race leader has such a big gap, they opt to play a conservative game. But not Pogačar, it seems.
Asked on Thursday if he would try to make a move in the Pyrenees given he’s such an aggressive rider, Pogačar admitted keeping the maillot jaune was his main priority. That was straight before adding that he would not make riding conservatively his default position.
“My first goal, of course, is to defend the jersey because you never know what could happen. But for sure if I feel good, like I always say I’ll race my best and I never give up. So if I see an opportunity, I’ll grab it,” he resolutely told reporters.