carlos rodriguez was the great winner in stage 14 of the Tour de Francethat was disputed between Annemasse and Morzine les Portes du Soleil, of 151 kilometres, in which Jonas Vingegaard He was successful and is the leader of the race, while the Colombians had no figure.
The stage started with a difficult moment, because six kilometers after the start there was a massive fall that left the retreats Romain Bardet, Antonio Pedrero, Louis Meintjes and the Colombian Esteban Chaves.
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He is the first of the five Colombians who started the Tour to leave the test, in which they continue Egan Bernal, Rigoberto Urán, Harold Tejada and Daniel Felipe Martínezalso affected by the fall but it seems to have no sequelae because it is in the break of the day.
The 33-year-old Colombian champion, second in the 2016 Giro d’Italia and third in the Vuelta a España that same year, participated in his fourth Tour, where he was thirteenth in 2021 and where he came as a domestique of the Ecuadorian Ricardo Carapaz, which he abandoned due to a fall in the first stage.
Rodríguez reached the first of the classification nine km from the finish line, in the descent of the last port of the day, the Map of Col de Joux, special category, to launch shortly after towards victory.
Pogacar attacked 3.7 from the final port, about 15 km from the finish, without Vingegaard being able to follow him at first. The escape only discovered him two kilometers. The Dane kept up his pace and soon closed the gap that never exceeded a handful of seconds.
«I was going at my own pace, I didn’t want to run out of strength, so I did what I could do and I was able to catch Tadej,» explained the Dane. Later, arriving at the port, Pogacar tried to attack and was stopped by the motorcycles that were ahead. Afterwards, the Dane stood out to take the bonuses and crowned first.
«I attacked, but Jonas was too strong to come back. I tried again but I didn’t get it. I think it was a good day. This will be played for a few seconds in the coming days”, said Pogacar.
Stage 15, this Sunday, will be between Les Gets les Portes du Soleil and Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc, of 179 kilometers, with five mountain prizes, the last one, first category, at the finish line.
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