Tour de France 2022: Pogacar wins spectacle on Planche des Belles Filles

Tadej pogacar - Tour de France 2022: Pogacar wins spectacle on Planche des Belles Fillesfoto: Cor VosTadej Pogacar wins the Tour de France stage to La Planche des Belles Filles ahead of Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic. Breakaway rider Lennard Kämna is caught 100 metres before the line and finishes in fourth. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 7th stage 2022 Tour de France

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) s.t.
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.14
4. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.14
5. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
6. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.19
7. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.21
8. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
9. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.29
10. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 0.41

11. Daniel Félipe Martínez (col) + 0.45
14. Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
15. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
19. Neilson Powless (usa) + 1.23
26. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 1.39

GC after stage 7
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.35
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.10
4. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.18
5. David Gaudu (fra) + 1.31
6. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.32
7. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 1.35
8. Neilson Powless (usa) + 1.37
9. Enric Mas (spa) + 1.43
10. Daniel Félipe Martínez (col) + 1.55

11. Nairo Quintana (col) + 2.06
12. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 2.41
13. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 2.45

Race report
Simon Geschke gives it a go after almost 40 kilometres of hard racing with a lot of attacks. Filippo Ganna tracks him down before he stops his efforts. Moments later, after more than 50 kilometres, Vegard Stake Laengen, Maximilian Schachmann, Lennard Kämna, Kasper Asgreen, Imanol Erviti, Luke Durbridge, Giulio Ciccone, Mads Pedersen, Dylan Teuns and Cyril Barthe rejoin the lone leader.

Stake Laengen sits up to join his UAE Emirates team mates, who are leading the chase.

Schachmann, Kämna, Teuns, Geschke and Durbridge head out together on the Col de Grosse Pierre, while Erviti and Barthe regain contact before the Col des Croix. The seven tackle the climb 3 minutes ahead of the peloton. Which is the maximum lead of the day.

The gap falls to 1.30 minutes in the run-up to La Planche des Belles Filles. The lead group is down to Kämna, Teuns, Durbridge and Geschke on the early slopes. The latter heads out alone.

Kämna rejoins his compatriot 5.5 kilometres before the finish. Moments later he pushes on alone.

Vlasov loses contact in the GC group with 4 kilometres to go. Powless and Pidcock are struggling.

Kämna enters the unpaved sector with a lead of 35 seconds, while Pogacar accelerates behind him. Things are looking good for the German until Vingegaard attacks in the last few hundred metres. Pogacar goes after him and the two overhaul Kämna with 100 metres to go.

Pogacar bests Vingegaard with an ultimate effort in the steep dying metres of the race to win the stage and extend his lead on GC.

Another interesting read: route 7th stage 2022 Tour de France.

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