After the unfortunate fall, Pogacar’s decisive attack: the moments of the second stage in the Giro | Giro d’Italia

After the unfortunate fall, Pogacar’s decisive attack: the moments of the second stage in the Giro | Giro d’Italia
After the unfortunate fall, Pogacar’s decisive attack: the moments of the second stage in the Giro | Giro d’Italia
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Yesterday he had to settle for third place, but today it was a prize for Tadej Pogacar in the Giro. On the way to the mythical Oropa, even a stupid fall could not keep the Slovenian from the stage victory and the pink leader’s jersey.

LOOK. The highlights of the second stage

There was the fight for spots in the early break and there was a fight for mountain points along the way, but in the second stage of this Giro we still had to wait for the final climb to Oropa, where Tadej Pogacar would undoubtedly reveal his devils. But on the way to that final climb, the Slovenian super favorite did crash: with an idler at the front, he crashed rather clumsily in a corner – it was a bit reminiscent of Mathieu van der Poel in the 2019 Tour of Flanders.

LOOK. Pogacar’s clumsy fall

But after the fall, came the attack. Just over four kilometers from the end, teammate Majka pulled over and Pogacar felt his moment had come. Ben O’Connor tried to hook up his wagon, but blew himself up. Cian Uijtdebroeks chose his own pace and ended up in the first chasing group that also included Geraint Thomas.

In the meantime, Pogacar seemingly whistled to the stage victory, although his lead at the finish was ‘only’ 27 seconds over the other classification men. But it is difficult to deny that ‘Pogi’ already has a firm grip on the Giro after just two days.

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Pogacar has taken his first stage victory in the Giro and takes the pink jersey

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