'The fact that he is fighting for every second indicates that he realizes that he may need that lead someday,' says Richard Plugge.
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.
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.
Astana-Qazaqstan in last as such teams as Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates dominate the list.
Jonas Vingegaard is almost five minutes better off than this time last year, but he expects Tadej Pogačar to be hard to shake.
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 two-time Tour champion will use Monday's rest to brace for the onslaught in the Alps looming later this week.
Tadej Pogačar retains his grip on the yellow jersey as Thibaut Pinot falls short in emotional chase.
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.
Four-time winner hunts Tour breakaways as he sees “huge improvement” on where he’s been in last three years.
One teammate down with the virus, is Pogačar worried that COVID-19 might ruin the Tour de France?
'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.'
The Danish rider says he's focusing on keeping in touch with Tadej Pogačar as he waits for the big mountains to arrive.
'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.
Nothing's decided yet in this Tour, and rivals say they need to be ready to pounce if there’s an opening.
Jumbo-Visma and others will continue to seek to dethrone Pogačar, and Bennett says that they're ready.
Retired climbing star dives into what can be learned from the explosive stage 7 final on the Super Planches des Belles Filles on Friday.
Pogačar vs Vingegaard vs everybody else. The battle for the 2022 Tour de France is on.
Two stage wins on the bounce for Pogačar as Vingegaard emerges as most likely challenger.
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.
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.
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.
'I have a lot of pain everywhere but I’m not here to cry,' says Slovenian rider.
American rider marvels at how Tadej Pogačar is so strong he often rides alone in the peloton.
Catch up on the day’s action here
Slovenian on moving into the yellow jersey after surprise sprint victory in Longwy
The UK super-team roars into Friday's summit finish with four riders stacked into the top-10.
Day-long escape is a 'nice way to honour yellow jersey' for protagonist of the Tour’s first week.
Wout van Aert out of yellow as Pogačar takes race lead, and Powless misses out.
American climber says Jumbo-Visma promises to attack 'every stage in the mountains' after bumpy cobblestone ride.
The Italian rider said he made a mistake after attacking from the main bunch with two teammates in the breakaway.
Stuyven felt breakaway companion Pogačar didn’t have a super day.
It was a very good day for Tadej Pogačar and a very bad day for a few others, as the GC got a bit of a sorting out on the cobbles.
The Italian appeared to chase down his own teammates over the cobbles with Robbie McEwen asking if he's signed to Tadej Pogačar's team for 2023.
Simon Clarke wins as Tadej Pogačar gains time
Pogačar took 13 seconds on his rivals on the stage 5 cobblestones.
Cobblestone stage delivers carnage as Pogačar makes time gains.
'They’re not what worries me, it’s about the stress, the crashes, the punctures and all this stuff,' says Slovenian rider.
Here's what some of the peloton's biggest names counted on for the cobblestones of stage 5.
New Zealand climber says UAE needs to avoid focusing only on Jumbo-Visma as Tour de France heats up.
“I was too far behind to follow, so I just tried to go as fast as possible to the top,” Pogačar said after a rare positioning error.
A brief but brutal flurry of action over the Côte du Cap Blanc-Nez gives early indicators ahead of crueller climbs to come.
The two-time defending champion says that cobbled stage will be a 'great show.'
Mathew Hayman: 'I feel for the GC guys who prepare months, years even, and be faced with a stage like that.'
Tour de Hoody: Team boss Rod Ellingworth says Pogačar will 'lose one day' and promises UK super-team will be ready to pounce.
'It's a bit painful but it doesn’t bother me on the bike. It’s all ok,' defending champion says after stage 2 incident.
Pogačar is in pole position as he begins his Tour de France title defence, with Vingegaard and Roglič best of the rest, as expected.
The two-time defending champion stopped the clock as the best among the GC contenders to send an early marker.
Ben O'Connor loses almost a minute to defending champion Tadej Pogačar.
Tour de France stage 1: Yves Lampaert goes faster than favorites for shock stage win and yellow jersey
Tadej Pogačar makes huge ride to finish third on the stage and set the tone on title defense as Lampaert surprises the specialists for victory.
The only thing that could stop the Slovenian slayer is himself as desperate rivals search for a weakness to attack.
The two-time defending champion says he's not thinking about making history as he looks to take his third straight overall win.
With the yellow jersey up for grabs and potential significant time gaps, tension will be sky high across the swath of the peloton.
Matteo Trentin returned a COVID-19 diagnosis Wednesday and Marc Hirschi will replace him.
Jumbo-Visma duo says arriving to the Alps with all GC options fully intact is key in bid to derail Tadej Pogačar.
Every Tour starts with hope and promise, yet only a few achieve glory in Paris.
Jumbo-Visma's Tour riders eat more, race less, and accumulate altitude more than ever before. Here's their Tour de France route map.
Showers are expected across Friday's opening time trial, putting the entire peloton on edge if conditions are wet and slippery.
American Brandon McNulty back for second Tour start, with George Bennett and Marc Soler adding depth for the mountains.
Few would bet against Pogačar taking a third consecutive Tour de France. Where might he find the risks and rewards at the 2022 race?