Jesus he lost a minute.
Right now he's 1'28" behind the leader. You wanna know the last Tour de France with a smaller gap between yellow jersey and third place in Paris? 2008...
Let's stop acting like gaining back a minute in a GT is an insurmountable feat, especially when there's a gazillion mountain stages yet to ride.
He didn't lose podium chances yesterday. He won an opportunity to prove he's a great attacker.
Could be, but loosing time in week 1 is more or less always considered to be a bad thing. Saying the more time he lost, the better his chances are. Sorry, but i don't agree with that. He would be perfectly happy, to be aligned with the other GC favorites. Would be in much better position if that would be the case. Now he has to do damage control and that will take a lot of effort. Hopefully he will have a bit of luck and will be able to tag along one super team, or at least one of them won't respond to his attack.Agreed - doubt his team wants to risk it, though. Pog could still finish on the podium by following wheels, after all. I think he'll just follow team orders.
It would have been better for the race if the Pogacar - Landa group had lost more time.
Bernal: 2017 wins Avenir, 2018 wins California, 2019 wins the TourHe took 40 seconds back on guys like Roglic, Bernal, and Quintana. I realize someone from that group might have tried to follow . . . but I'm not sure they had the legs. If true, Poga might have a chance to do not too bad on GC. (I don't want to come out and say it . . . with the jinx effect.)
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