- Defending champion more than seven minutes ahead of Pogacar
- Felix Gall wins stage 17 at Courchevel with Simon Yates second
For nearly 2,700km of the Tour de France, Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar were inseparable. Yet in just 48 hours of mountain racing, a yawning divide has opened between them after the defending champion crushed his Slovenian rival in the Alps.
Vingegaard now looks assured of final victory after the 2023 Tour’s highest stretch of road proved to be Pogacar’s graveyard. “I’m gone, I’m dead,” the UAE Emirates rider radioed to his team car, 7.6km from the top of the 2,304m Col de la Loze.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Courchevel
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