Yes, but I am just reffing to if he wins he will be 22. Even though you can say Pogacar was 22 when he won the TdF. It was only say 12-15hrs until he was 22. Still he won at 21.They are both the same age, only 2 months apart. One had his birthday the day after the Tour, the other two months ago.
IF he gets left on the coming big climbs...he will be top 5-10. However, if he can limit any losses (today hurt) I think he can qin the ITT and the Giro. But, both him and his team have to go into the big climbs with the knowledge that Wilco appears stronger in the climbs (as we assumed). Meaning they have to ride perfect for him and protect him. If he had a teammate like Froome had Porte...he might just have been able to hang on today and only lose say 10-15sec unlike today.Strong and ambitious performance by the young man. He showed he's really worthy of the pink jersey. In the 3rd week he may well lose his lead but who knows if the 3rd week will be fully raced?