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Pogacar narrowly escapes fall: ‘I hit the fence with my fist’

Pogacar narrowly escapes fall: ‘I hit the fence with my fist’

Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 10:21 am

Tadig Boggar came to Nyborg unscathed in Saturday’s final second leg. The two-time Tour winner barely avoided a massive crash in the last three kilometres, although he didn’t come out completely unscathed either. The leader of the United Arab Emirates hit the fence with his fist.

The Slovenian, third in the provisional classification, escaped very well in the second stage final. The favorites to win the Tour just crossed the finish line in 152nd place, but were simultaneously placed with stage winner Fabio Jacobsen due to the big crash in the last three kilometres. “I could barely dodge someone, but I hit the fence with my fist knuckles.”

“Now it feels like I fought,” the 23-year-old rider could still laugh. But then on a serious note: “Riders who lead the group and who are exhausted, always give themselves up very slowly when the wind is against them. This is very dangerous. I can only dodge one.”

At first glance, it looks like the damage isn’t too bad for Bogar. “My body looks fine, although we will have to wait and see. It shows that in a tour platoon you always have to be attentive. I hope all the fallen boys are the same.” The Slovenian decides

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