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After another day of intense heat, multiple climbs and growing fatigue, Jonas Vingegaard retained his narrow lead on his Tour de France rival Tadej Pogacar and then addressed scepticism towards his dominant performances, saying he “fully understood” it.
Following another stage through the Alps in which he and Pogacar were inseparable, the Dane was asked about the ever-increasing speeds on the Tour’s major climbs. “We have to be sceptical because of what happened in the past,” he said. “Otherwise it would just happen again.
Written by Jeremy Whittle in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc
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