Stage 18. The last mountain stage. A summit finish on Hautacam. Most likely, the last chance for Tadej Pogacar to take enough time from his rival Jonas Vingegaarde to make Stage 20’s time trial a possible replay of 2020. There was just about everything in this stage – from super domestiques cracking early to domestiques that cracked yesterday surging back into play. Attacks on a descent that bit the attacker on the ass. The attackee waiting for him so they could fight it out on the final climb together. In the end, Vingegaarde took the stage and pretty much clinched this year’s Tour. He also picked up the KOM jersey on the way.
Another bonkers week at the Tour de France – and we have it all and then some. From the always amazing Gruber galleries to the emotion-choked interviews and L’Equipe front pages to Pog amis, Rog love and Wout express.
Kathi, Luke, Midge, Issie, Chris and Euan join hands across the ocean to talk about a remarkable second week of the 2022 Tour de France.
- Can Jonas Vinegegaard hold on for a maiden win? And why isn’t he a young rider?
- Is Tadej Pogacar off the boil or does he have more to give?
- Can Geraint Thomas and Romain Bardet get a result by stealth?
Midge pays tribute to an awesome week for her great Danes, Issie has some praise for an old favourite, Luke tries to get everyone excited about EF and Chris has some hot takes on Jonas.
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