UAE Team Emirates rider Tadi Bogachar finished second in “Stage 18” of the Tour de France, held on the 143.2 km route from Lourdes to Otacamp, and representing the last mountain stages on the Tour track this year.
The stage saw a brilliant start during which the riders displayed a strong attacking performance, but they were unable to break away from the core group to form an advanced group.
Reaching the second climb of the Col de Spondale, Brandon McNulty launched a powerful attack that helped him take the lead of the group and control the pace of the race, and with less than 40km to go from the finish line, his team-mate Bocachar overtook him. The next competitor is Vengekart “Jumbo-Visma”.
Bogachar had a small crash on the mudslide, but managed to get back on his bike and restart with the advanced group, before joining his rivals Thomas “Eneos-Grenadiers”, Winkegaard and the duo with about 14km to go from the finish line. Kos “Jumbo-Visma”. However, he was forced to withdraw 4 km before the finish line, finishing second, 1 minute 4 seconds behind first place winner Vengegaard, to restart to regain his place in the advanced group. and was leading the general classification.
“I did my best in the race and didn’t think about winning the stage but getting the yellow jersey back. I went fast from the second climb to the final ascent but I had a crash on the descent which brought me down,” Pujachar said. I finished second, so I’m proud of this result and the performance I gave.”
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