Team boss highlights the three main reasons why Pogačar failed to win the Tour de France.
Mauro Gianetti congratulates Jonas Vingegaard and thanks the Dane for the sporting gesture to wait for the fallen Pogačar.
Tour de France: UAE Team Emirates directors react to ‘exceptional’ day from Pogačar, Bjerg, and McNulty
'What we did today, Mikkel Bjerg first and Brandon McNulty afterwards, was something exceptional,' says team boss Mauro Gianetti.
'“If the doctor and the UCI say that he can start then I suppose they know what they’re doing,' says Pogačar's team boss.
'We are doing very well so far but the Tour is still very long.'
'The level at the Giro d’Italia is very high and there are a lot of good riders but it’s important for him to see what his level is and if he’s improved,' says UAE Team Emirates boss.
Cycling teams and sponsors make strange bedfellows sometimes, but perhaps none is stranger than the final-hour quest by the ill-fated Geox-TMC team managers to save its squad for next season.