Cycling, Tour 2022: Clark wins, Pojacar gives magic, Van Aert yellow jersey

The Australian wins the stage with 11 divisions of pav, Slovenian attacks, sets Van Aert’s yellow jersey on difficulty and catches Roglic by over 2′

The master of cobblestones is Simon Clark. The Australian from Israel adjusted his escape comrades at the end of 157 km from Lille-Arenberg. II Van der Horn (Ola, Intermarché), and III Boasson Hagen (No omnipotent energies). In the tour calendar, it was marked as the stage that could give the feelings and revolutions the rankings in the first week of the race and so it was. The stage of 11 cobblestone sections on a section of Roubaix Road partially rewrote the standings of the Grand Boucle 2022. A stage that underscored the crushing power of Tadej Pogacar and knocked Primoz Roglic out of the standings.


In the end, the long escape of Van der Hoorn, Powless, Boasson Hagen, Clarke and Cort Nielsen reached the port even though Pogacar had him in sight for several kilometers from behind. A breakup that saw Nelson Paulis (Ef)’s default yellow jersey was the protagonist before Van Aert’s yellow jersey came back from behind. The shocker was brought to the stage by the Pogacar-Stuyven couple who stretched at the end of Section 8 cobblestones compared to the group. Behind them is the jumbo drama that chronicles in order the problems of Van Aert, Vingegaard, and Roglic. But if the first two managed to partially fix the gap, the stage ended for the Slovenian with a massive delay of 2’59” from the winner, and 2’08” from Pogacar. For the Italians, Mozzato ranked 10th at 1’04 inches and 11th for the Danes at the same time. In this collection – the Van Aert collection – also Caruso.

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Yellow jersey Wout Van Aert stayed with 13″ over Powless and 14″ over Boasson Hagen while fourth place Pogacar – winner of the last two editions of the Tour – with 19″. Vingegaard is seventh at 40 inches, Yates 8 at 48 inches, Pidcock 9 at 49 inches, Thomas 10 at 50 inches, Caruso 37 at 1’59 inches while Roglic collapsed at 44 at 2’36”.

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