Tour de France – Bernard Hainaut is upset: “The French must dare!”

Tadej PojjakarAnd the Primoz RoglicThe French, Covid… Bernard Hino Rated version 109 of Tour de France Mark the second day of rest, Monday. With his usual candor,e Five times winner big ring (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985) he returned to several topics before handing over his predictions for the final podium. “For me, the Pogacar is at the top, and then there are the other two, I don’t know. The only way to hit him is to attack him. He’s the one who currently owns the keys. He showed it with his different numbers, he’s having fun“, It is to explain into a microphone Cyclism’ news.

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“The Tour de l’Avenir is fantastic!”

But before we get to the news circularThe “badgerHe was also present to show the 58th edition track of future tower (August 18-28), which is the event for which it is the official sponsor. “My role is to communicate with the personalities who welcome us, such as mayors. We discuss everything, cycling … and then every day, I have three guests with me in the car. I try to make them share a great momentThe course will extend from La Roche-sur-Yonin Vendée, untilo Alps. “It’s a beautiful cycle. Contestants will have something to express themselves at all levels. Runners and backpackers can have fun up to the foot of the Alps, before making way for climbers“, He says.

Possible future winner in Tour de France Will he participate? “Can ! We already have a few, between Bernal and Quintana – very present even if he didn’t win the Tour – and of course today’s Pogacar. The term “Tour de l’Avenir” says it all: young people under the age of 23, of many nationalities… It’s awesome! Because we see runners and discover them we don’t know them, we say to ourselves ‘Where did this come from?’. Then we find them among the professionals“.

“We don’t want to see the riders leave just to have some scrap in the peloton”

While Covid was at the center of all fears for this rest day, all runners eventually tested negative. “I’m as comfortable as anyone else. We don’t want to see riders disappear one by one just because there is some bullshit lurking in the peloton. Now, just because there isn’t anything today doesn’t mean there won’t be tomorrow. This is the problem with Covid: we can be sure of the results right away, but after three days you may be infected too‘, anger Bernard Hino.

“INEOS, if they want to go 3-4-5…it’s okay, they keep going”

A great favorite to succeed him, Tadej Pojjakar (Emirates UAE team) impresses him but has not crushed him yet circular With 39″ lead over Jonas Fingergaard (Jumbo Visma). “He still has control over it. Already, from the introduction, it is the third. I guess he took a chance, he really wanted to be present. In the Planche des Belles Filles, he did not give a gift, it is already there. And back in Lausanne (Saturday), he’s fighting for some reward… Maybe he’s not out of the round yet, but the question above all is “who’s ahead?”. The problem is here today for me“.

Jumbo-Visma has Vingguard and Roglic. Roglic is already at 2’30”, he has to attack from afar and not be afraid. It’s the only way to put the Pogacar in difficulty. It’s the same for INEOS, with three riders. If they want to make 3-4-5, well, let them carry on. As such. But if they want to take him away from his base there are no solutions 36. You have to get him by attacking him individually. To win the round you have to know how to lose it’s the only solution for them. And for Bogakar his only way to avoid being attacked by All sides are attacking him.‘,” explains the former champ at the peak of his 67 years of age.

“The French must dare! With our victory on July 14 at Alpes d’Huez, we will remember him for life”

The French are generally in good shape, with gaudo And the Bardet Fifth and sixth, respectively. Is this a good sign? “For me, five or six isn’t really that interesting. If they specifically wanted to fight to stay in the top five, they might take a splinter. Better try to walk the steps, I think that would be just as good. With our victory on July 14 at the Alpe d’Huez, we will remember him for life. It’s better than the top 10. Nobody knows who finished 10th last year, so it’s very important to win the stages“.

Tibo Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) Tried it on Sunday, to no avail. “When we listen to him, he didn’t dare continue and wait until 2’30”. This is a gap, you have to close it. Alone, it’s not easy. We see that he works well. But he lacks those thirty.” For Jungels. thus. You have to dare to risk losing everything. Of course there was still canyon and 62 kilometers… but he made another pinot. There, I don’t know. If I were his athletic director, I would have told him to go ahead and not wait. Once you have the possibility to go there, you have to do it.‘, advance a Bernard Hino He seems a little annoyed by the attitude of the French riders. “No, it doesn’t bother me, it’s their problem, not mine“, Concludes.

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