Tour de France 2023: Pogacar bests new maillot jaune Vingegaard

Tadej Pogacar Tdf - Tour de France 2023: Pogacar bests new maillot jaune Vingegaardimage: Cor VosArch-rivals Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar battle it out in the finish climb of the second Pyrenees stage. The Slovene drops the Dane with 2.6 kilometres to go and solos to victory. Vingegaard takes yellow, while Pogacar moves up to second place. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2023 Tour de France

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.24
3. Tobias Halland Johannessen (nor) + 1.22
4. Ruben Guerreiro (por) + 2.06
5. James Shaw (gbr) + 2.15
6. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.39
7. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) s.t.
8. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
9. Adam Yates (gbr) + 3.11
10. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 6
1. Jonas Vingegaard (den)
2. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.25
3. Jai Hindley (aus) + 1.34
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 3.14
5. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 3.30
6. Adam Yates (gbr) + 3.40
7. David Gaudu (fra) + 4.03
8. Romain Bardet (fra) +4.43
9.Tom Pidcock (gbr) s.t.
10. Sepp Kuss (usa) + 5.28

Race report
Wout van Aert attacks from the gun with Julian Alaphilippe and Jonas Gregaard in his wheel. Gorka Izagirre, Bryan Coquard, Christopher Juul-Jensen, James Shaw, Benoît Cosnefroy, Tobias Halland Johannessen, Nikias Arndt, Matteo Trentin, Michal Kwiatkowski, Matis Louvel, Krists Neilands and Mathieu van der Poel join the attackers, while Ruben Guerreiro, Anthony Perez, Neilson Powless, Kasper Asgreen, Anthony Turgis and Oliver Naesen bridge across after a 20 kilometres chase.

The lead group is down to Van Aert, Kwiatkowski, Shaw, Guerreiro and Johannessen on the Tourmalet. Meanwhile, Jumbo-Visma sets the pace in the GC group during the entire climb. When Kelderman ups the pace only Kuss, Vingegaard and Pogacar remain at the front, while Hindley is dropped. Then Vingegaard strikes and Pogacar is able to match his move.

The two arch-rivals reach the summit 40 seconds behind the lead group. Yellow jersey Hindley is chasing 2 minutes further behind.

Van Aert waits for his team leader Vingegaard on descent. The three pick up Powless and they rejoin the four remaining leaders.

Powless can’t follow the pace while leaving Cauterets. One by one the others follow. And when Vingegaard strikes the only remaining rider in his wheel is Pogacar. Kwiatkowski makes it back, but he loses contact again inside the final 3 kilometres.

Pogacar shakes off Vingegaard in the last 2,6 kilometres. The Dane trails at 10 seconds forawhile, but the Slovene widens the gap in the final kilometre to win his 10th Tour de France stage. Vingegaard is the new leader on GC, Pogacar sits in second, and Hindley drops back to third.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2023 Tour de France.

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