- Danish rider takes yellow jersey after attack on Col du Granon
- Thomas fourth after Pogacar loses almost three minutes
Jonas Vingegaard’s Jumbo-Visma team will not need reminding that the last time they had the yellow jersey of Tour de France leadership, Tadej Pogacar exacted the most terrible revenge, ruthlessly usurping fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic on the penultimate day of the 2020 Tour, to take his first win in Paris.
But on the terrible slopes of the Col du Granon, it was the Dutch team’s turn to inflict pain. Dramatically put to the sword by Vingegaard on the remote climb, last seen in the 1986 Tour, it was Pogacar who suffered most on the 11th stage of this year’s race as his control of the overall standings collapsed.