Tour de France 2024: Pogacar scores double victory in the Galibier descent

Tadej Pogacar tdf - Tour de France 2024: Pogacar scores double victory in the Galibier descentfoto: Cor VosTadej Pogacar attacks 800 meters from the top of the Galibier and crests the summit 10 seconds ahead of Jonas Vingegaard. In the descent, he extends his lead while the defending champion is joined by Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, Carlos Rodriguez, and Juan Ayuso. Pogacar wins the race with a 35 seconds lead to take back the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2024 Tour de France

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.35
3. Juan Ayuso (spa) s.t.
4. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
5. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.37
6. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) s.t.
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.53
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.41
10. Santiago Buitrago (por) s.t.

32. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 5.10

GC after stage 4
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.45
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.50
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 1.10
5. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.14
6. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 1.16
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.32
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 3.20
10. Egan Bernal (col) + 3.21

11. Matteo Jorgenson (usa) s.t.
12. Felix Gall (aut) s.t.
13. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
14. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 3.44
18. Jai Hindley (aus) + 4.40
19. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
20. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
22. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 5.28

Race report
Mads Pedersen attacks after 6 kilometres, aiming for the intermediate sprint at kilometre 18.9. Wout Poels, Kevin Geniets, Frank van den Broek, Harold Tejada, and Magnus Cort track the Dane down.

The six are caught 2 kilometres before the intermediate sprint. Pedersen does not mind, he wins the sprint anyway.

In the course of the first climbs a break of 17 riders takes shape. Christopher Juul-Jensen, Julien Bernard, Bruno Armirail, David Gaudu, Romain Grégoire, Valentin Madouas, Mathieu van der Poel, Stephen Williams, Oier Lazkano, Raúl Pierna, Cristián Rodríguez, Kobe Goossens, Warren Barguil, Alexey Lutsenko, Odd Christian Eiking, Tobias Halland Johannessen, and Mathieu Burgaudeau put 3 minutes into the peloton.

Williams wins the KOM sprint in Sestrières and at the Col de Montgenèvre.

The attackers tackle the Galibier almost 3 minutes ahead of the peloton. It’s down to 1 minute when Lazkano heads out alone. Juul-Jensen, Gaudu, and Johannessen rejoin the Spaniard.

Lazkano goes again with 10 kilometres left to climb. Moments later, Simon Yates, Tom Pidcock, and yellow jersey Richard Carapaz are dropped from the GC group on the lower slopes of the Galibier.

While the atttackers are gobbled up, the GC is down to Juan Ayuso, João Almeida, Tadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel, Mikel Landa, Primoz Roglic, and Carlos Rodriguez in the last kilometre of the Galibier.

Pogacar accelerates in the last 800 metres of the climb. Vingegaard immediately sits on his wheel but is dropped 300 metres later. Pogacar earns a time bonus of 8 seconds, Vingegaard takes 4, Evenepoel 2.

Second by second, Pogačar pulls further away in the descent, while Rodriguez, Roglic and Ayuso open the chase on Vingegaard. They make the catch in the last 5 kilometres before Evenepoel also catches up a little later.

Pogacar flies to victory and regains the yellow jersey, while Evenepoel crosses the line 35 seconds later in second place. Vingegaard finishes another 2 seconds later in fifth.

Pogacar leads the Tour with a 45 seconds advantage over Evenepoel and 50 seconds over Vingegaard.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2024 Tour de France.

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