Tour de France 2022: Pogacar wins in Longwy to take yellow

Tadej Pogacar Tour - Tour de France 2022: Pogacar wins in Longwy to take yellowimage: Cor VosWout van Aert shines in his yellow jersey in the 6th stage of the Tour de France. The Flemish powerhouse is caight with 11 kilometres to go. Then it's Tadej Pogacar showtime. The Slovene sprints to victory on the finish climb in Longwy. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2022 Tour de France

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
3. David Gaudu (fra) s.t.
4. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
5. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
6. Dylan Teuns (bel) s.t.
7. Jonas Vingegaard (den) s.t.
8. Daniel Félipe Martínez (col) s.t.
9. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
10. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.

11. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
12. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
14. Neilson Powless (usa) s.t.
15. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.05
16. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
23. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
59. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 2.37
103. Wout van Aert (bel) + 7.28

GC after stage 6
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Neilson Powless (usa) + 0.04
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.31
4. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.39
5. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 0.40
6. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.46
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.52
8. Daniel Félipe Martínez (col) + 1.00
9. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.01
10. David Gaudu (fra) + 1.02

11. Nairo Quintana (col) + 1.05
12. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.21
14. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.16
28. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.27

Race report
Taco van der Hoorn attacks after 15 kilometres with Benoît Cosnefroy and Toms Skujins in his wheel. The peloton keeps chasing with several favourites on the attack. A regroupment takes place after 50 kilometres of racing at breackneck speeds.

Magnus Cort intiates the next breakaway with Stan De Wulf. Vegard Stake Laengen, Christophe Laporte, Kasper Asgreen, Simon Geschke, Andreas Leknessund, Georg Zimmermann, Conor Swift and Mads Pedersen track the two down. This attempt is history at kilometre 65.

Up next: Wout van Aert, Jakob Fuglsang and Quinn Simmons. The powertrio open a gap of 4 minutes before the peloton brings it back to 2 minutes. Fuglsang falls back into the main group in the last 70 kilometres.

Simmons can’t follow the pace with 30 kilometres remaining. Van Aert pushes on alone and he is caught 11 kilometres before the finish. A few kilometres later Vlasov hits the deck and he is forced to chase.

Vuillermoz strikes on the Côte de Pulventeux and he is caught on the early slopes of the finish climb.

Roglic opens the sprint early and actually launches Pogacar. The titel defender opens a gap of a few metres and powers to his first stage win and yellow jersey in the 2022 Tour de France.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2022 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2022 stage 6: routes, profiles, more

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