Van Aert looked with pain in his eyes at losing Roglic

Wout van Aert finished fourth in the time trial of the Tour on Saturday, but that didn’t matter afterwards. His leader Primoz Roglic lost the overall victory in the Tour to Tadej Pogacar. “I am very disappointed”, said the Belgian from Jumbo-Visma afterwards. “I saw on TV how Primoz played. It hurt my eyes to see him like this.” Van Aert drove the entire Tour in the service of the Slovenian, but also won two stages. “We did not expect this at all. We worked towards this for three weeks and we lose the Tour.”

“It’s a complete surprise. He was relaxed as always. There was nothing to indicate that it could go wrong. We thought his lead (57 seconds) was enough. I’m surprised he was less. We were ready to finish it. make but run into an unimaginably strong Pogacar. “

“We have worked hard here for three weeks, we have been concentrated for three weeks,” Van Aert continued. “Everything went perfectly and we were ready to celebrate. This is very hard, but we shouldn’t blame ourselves. Primoz shouldn’t blame himself either, he did a fantastic job.”


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