- Defending champion sprints into overall lead in Longwy
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If there were any doubts, they have now been swept away. In a show of strength that left his rivals breathless in admiration, the defending Tour de France champion, Tadej Pogacar, sprinted to his first stage win in this year’s race in Longwy, stealing into the overall race lead as he did so.
“It’s good to have the yellow jersey,” the UAE Emirates team leader said. “It gives confidence and motivation for everyone in the team. The yellow jersey is something you cannot say no to, you ride every day with pride and a smile on the face.”
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Longwy
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