Pogacar pounces to win stage seven to La Super Planche des Belles Filles

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The unrelenting Tadej Pogacar has taken back-to-back stage wins in the Tour de France, winning the first summit finish of the 2022 edition here in the Vosges mountains and increasing his overall lead.

The defending champion, who also won stage six in Longwy, fought back after his closest rival, Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo-Visma, launched a fierce attack on the final steep section of gravel road to the finish line. With his family and fiancee watching at the roadside, Pogacar overhauled the Dane to win the stage and leads Vingegaard by 35 seconds.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle at La Super Planche des Belles Filles
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