Pogacar Extends Giro d’Italia Lead with Stage Seven Time Trial Win

Tadej Pogacar further solidified his position as the favorite in the Giro d’Italia by clinching victory in the stage-seven time trial, while Geraint Thomas slipped to third overall.

The Slovenian rider showcased his dominance once again, overtaking Filippo Ganna’s time with a remarkable performance up the final climb.

Starting the climb 47 seconds behind Ganna, Pogacar’s electrifying run saw him secure his second stage win of the week, crossing the finish line 17 seconds ahead of his closest rival.

Covering the 40.6km stage in a time of 51 minutes and 44 seconds, the 25-year-old stamped his authority on the race.

Meanwhile, Welshman Thomas, who began the day in second place overall, dropped to third after conceding two minutes to Pogacar.

Dani Martinez of Bora-hansgrohe finished one minute and 49 seconds behind Pogacar, climbing to second place overall, relegating Thomas to third, now trailing Pogacar by two minutes and 36 seconds in the pink jersey classification.

Reflecting on his performance, Thomas acknowledged his limitations on the day, stating, “I just tried to ride within myself and then when it was time to go, I felt OK but just lacked a bit.”

Pogacar, pleased with his victory, attributed his success to meticulous preparation and pacing strategy, stating, “I felt good… I’m super happy with today’s day on the bike.”

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