'The fact that he is fighting for every second indicates that he realizes that he may need that lead someday,' says Richard Plugge.
The Australian GC contender races aboard BMC's top race bike.
The former pro examines the state of the race at the second rest day in this exclusive VeloNews blog.
Fans’ favorite racing back into form
Racing resumes following Monday's rest day with an up and down stage through the Alps
Five storylines that counted so far: Every Tour de France tells it own story, and why Tadej Pogačar is messing with everyone's minds.
In this column, we look at the power numbers of Wout Van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, Neilson Powless, and more at the Tour de France.
Groupama-FDJ underdog on his happiness at lying fifth, heatwave-beating sauna sessions, and Alpine ardor
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hampsten’s solo win atop Alpe d’Huez, a summit the Tour will return to on stage 12. In this extract from his new book Peter Cossins speaks to the illustrious climber about discovering his ability and what actually makes a climber.
Crash injuries prove too much for Australian to continue
Tadej Pogačar ice-cool in face of hellish Tour de France heat: ‘I know what’s coming, I’m not scared’
Pogačar says only a positive COVID test would bring his exit from the race: 'It doesn’t matter if you have the yellow jersey or not.'
'Pogačar is phenomenal. I can’t see how he won’t continue to be the biggest favorite for the next five or six years,' says Thomas.
EF Education-EasyPost talent reflects on impressive first part of the Tour and his excitement to be racing at the front
TotalEnergies will decide during Monday's rest day if the popular Frenchman will continue in the Tour de France.
From breakaways, crashes, a near yellow jersey, and helping to save their captain's GC hopes, here's how the Americans fared.
The news comes as relief for the riders in the peloton who could have faced expulsion from the race.
Astana-Qazaqstan in last as such teams as Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates dominate the list.
The Colombian feels the strain of several crashes during the opening week of the French grand tour.
Ineos Grenadiers in a ‘pretty decent position,’ says Rod Ellingworth heading into the second week of the Tour de France
Brits Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates and Tom Pidcock feature in the overall top-10.
American Tour rookie vows to keep hunting breakaway opportunities, 'It would be fun to try to play for the win.'
With a 30-person bubble and regular tests in 'amplified' battle against virus, UAE Team Emirates medical director explains protocol.
Brandon McNulty on Tadej Pogačar: ‘I’ve never seen him this good and he’s hungrier than ever’ at the Tour de France
Back for his second Tour de France, McNulty confirms a possible Vuelta a España start later this season.
The 40-second gap is ‘not a lot, only one bad day for Pogačar’ says Dane as he and Kuss reflect on race’s first nine stages.
The Luxembourg rider almost missed the Tour de France due to a late positive COVID test.
The two-time Tour champion will use Monday's rest to brace for the onslaught in the Alps looming later this week.
The Frenchman is still in the top 10 overall at the end of the first week despite coming into the Tour de France with stage win ambitions.
Geraint Thomas, Adam Yates and Tom Pidcock remain in the top-10 ahead of second Tour de France rest day.
Tadej Pogačar retains his grip on the yellow jersey as Thibaut Pinot falls short in emotional chase.
More worry following Martin departure as riders talk about testing and their concerns.
Vermaerke was among seven US riders starting the 2022 Tour de France.
Tour de France: Guillaume Martin out after positive COVID-19 test, Gianni Moscon out with long COVID
Two more riders out of the Tour de France ahead of the second rest day.
American team down to seven riders as the race moves towards the second rest day.
Bradley Wiggins: ‘There will be a dislike’ towards Tadej Pogačar if his Tour de France dominance continues
'It’s a natural thing for people who are dominant, who take every little last crumb of success,' says former Tour de France winner.
Mas avoids most of the landmines in the first week as he relishes the looming Alps.
Four-time winner hunts Tour breakaways as he sees “huge improvement” on where he’s been in last three years.
There have been few opportunities for the breakaway to take victory, but Sunday's mountain stage could prove to be just that.
'To be second to Wout is not too bad,' Matthews takes consolation after second runner-up spot this week.
Pogačar shook off an early crash that sent Kevin Vermaerke home and put Nairo Quintana and others to the ground.
The 2018 Tour winner says Tadej Pogačar is 'an unbelievable talent.'
‘In the heat of the moment, I took a fist to the face’: Thibaut Pinot on his Tour de France day from hell
Two crashes and a punch to the face: Pinot looks to better days after rough stage for Groupama-FDJ as David Gaudu crashes.
The Danish rider says he's focusing on keeping in touch with Tadej Pogačar as he waits for the big mountains to arrive.
In the five stages Van Aert has contested, he has won two and finished second in the other three.
'For sure it's a little bit disappointing but third is great.' Pogačar can't complete team leadout in stage 8 sprint but extends GC lead over Vingegaard.
Team doctors are still waiting for final diagnosis, but it appears the Tour rookie suffered a shoulder injury.
Pogačar crosses line third and extends GC lead.
The Groupama-FDJ star was forced to stop from the impact before chasing back after unfortunate incident.
Nothing's decided yet in this Tour, and rivals say they need to be ready to pounce if there’s an opening.
Romain Bardet, David Gaudu survive cobbles and emerge from GC pack on the Super Planche shakeout to sit poised for podium push.
Tadej Pogačar's teammate Vegard Stake Langen and climber ace Geoffrey Bouchard become first riders struck by coronavirus.
The American says that Planche des Belles Filles was better suited to Tadej Pogačar and that Jonas Vingegaard will come into his own later in the race.
Jumbo-Visma and others will continue to seek to dethrone Pogačar, and Bennett says that they're ready.
Stage win denied in final 100 meters, podium ambition suffers setback on steep Super Planche summit.
Retired climbing star dives into what can be learned from the explosive stage 7 final on the Super Planches des Belles Filles on Friday.
Ineos Grenadiers happy with day as Thomas moves up to third and is best of their fab four after stage 7.
The day's battle will be between a breakaway and the climbing sprinters in the bunch.
The tech quietly slips out of the pro peloton as its last high-profile holdout modernizes.
Jumbo-Visma 'satisfied' with Planche des Belles Filles result with 'a lot of climbs to go' before Paris.
Tadej Pogačar puts early stranglehold on yellow jersey on emotional return to scene of his dramatic 2020 time trial victory.
The Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert rider dismounted his bike and ran the closing meters at the summit to cross the line.
Ineos Grenadiers keeps four cards in play on Super Planches des Belles Filles summit of Tour de France
'We want to try to use those numbers well and see what we can do,' says Geraint Thomas after taking lead position in Ineos' multi-prong assault.
Yates, Vlasov, O'Connor, Mas, Thomas, and Bardet all lose time.
UAE-Team Emirates dominates extra steep summit to launch Pogačar to second stage win in two days.
Tour de Hoody: The first, last and only American to wear the Tour de France maillot jaune is Greg LeMond
The controversial American legacy in the Tour de France and the yellow jersey.
The Canadian begins his search for stage wins with the polka-dot jersey on his mind.
Merijn Zeeman on ketones, anti-doping cultures and Roglič’s ability to deal with disappointment in L’Equipe interview.
Schachmann points toward Dutch crew as cause of late crash on stage 6 on Thursday.
'I have a lot of pain everywhere but I’m not here to cry,' says Slovenian rider.
'I’m still coughing up a bit of dust in my lungs from the pavé'
Bora-Hansgrohe leader aiming for podium finish in Tour
'There are still lots of opportunities for a stage win' – Ag2r captain reconfigures after early losses as Aussie podium hopes evaporate.
Giro d'Italia illness leads to Tour silver lining for former Olympic champion.
Van der Poel vows to suffer onward as he mulls early Tour exit after going full at the Giro d'Italia.
The Dutch rider enjoys a personalized version of his go-to Canyon road bike.
Neilson Powless’ Tour de France blog: From feeling like I could break down to thinking I’m on top of the world
The American ace shares his feelings on a rollercoaster couple of days at the Tour de France in his exclusive VeloNews blog
The steep final climb of Super Planche des Belles Filles signals a change of rhythm.
The BikeExchange-Jayco DS believes that Michael Matthews could have beaten Tadej Pogačar if he was positioned better in uphill finale.
Slovenian in a lot of pain but offers “reassuring” stage 6 ride.