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Pogacar 'doesn't use strength of yellow jersey' | Why second week suits G

Season 5, Ep. 10

It's a rest day at the Tour de France and Brad is joined by Matt and Bernie ahead of Stage 10 on Monday.


The gang review the first full week of the Tour, and the first topic of discussion is race leader Tadej Pogacar - who, despite being a two-time winner, Brad believes doesn't fully use the strength and power that having the yellow jersey confers.


Brad says the young Slovenian "doesn't realise his status in the sport" and reflects on his own experiences when leading the greatest race in the world in 2012, and the power attached to the famous jersey in terms of dictating the terms of the race.


Brad also says Pogacar arguably lacks the road captains to make the difference, recalling the time that Michael Rogers took a decision on his behalf in 2012 to ensure Team Sky abandoned a chase of a breakaway in order to focus on GC, a decision which did not amuse Mark Cavendish...


Geraint Thomas is still nicely placed in GC and Bernie says the projected hot temperatures over the next week could favour G, having kept his powder dry thus far. Brad says he's never seen his former team-mate so relaxed.


There's discussions on Tom Pidcock, Primoz Roglic and predictions on what is still to come. And the three discuss the moments watching the Tour as a child which made them want to be a professional cyclist.

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