I think Pog won more fans in the last week than in the last 2 years in total.
Gave us a good show, however, I think would win this Tour if not for stage 11.
I still find hard to understand why did he follow Roglic. He was already 3 minutes behind and looking weaker almost constantly, while in the same time Jonas Rasmussen was looking great even in ala Pogacar climb.
However, I think next year he will have a much better overall team, as they had a massive bad luck this year. Trentin was supposed to start - didn't - and his replacement was useless. And they lost 4
im other guys.
P.s. To me Pogacar is a lot closer to Vingo, mountains wise, than this Tour suggests.
Maybe he was simply overconfident. But he was even before 11th stage. Burning energy on every corner. I suspect he needed bonus seconds since team was rubbish.
Vingo was bailed out by WVA on cobbles stage as difference prior stage 11 could be much higher. After stage 11 tour was his to loose. Taking nothing away from him but Pogi had to attack similar form rider and much stronger team. That meant that he simply burned himself out.
I had a feeling that UAE went all in on stage 17 and kinda expected counterpunch today.
Really hope Pogi stays motivated and try to win ITT.