JOnas Vingaard made history this Wednesday with his impressive victory at the top of the Col du Granon in a stage that is already part of cycling history and in which the Dane managed to eliminate Tadej Pogacar’s weaknesses for the first time since 2020.
In addition to the work done by the Jumbo-Visma first in the descent of the Col du Télégraphe then with the constant attacks of Vingaard himself and Roglic on Pogacar on the first ramps of the Galibier, Vingegaard cemented his big triumph with an attack just over five kilometers from the finish line on the Granon climb which the Slovenian could not respond to.
In fact, this attack caused Vingaard became the fastest cyclist to complete the ascent of the Col de Granon as the Dane climbed the 11.3 kilometers at 9.2% in a time of 35:56, improving the historic record that Urs Zimmermann and Greg LeMond had since the first ascent of this pass in 1986 with a time of 41:15, as recorded by the Twitter account @ammattipyöräily.
Pogacar, the fastest in the Télégraphe-Galibier series
One of the reasons why Pogacar ended up paying dearly for his efforts in the final climb to the Granon was the heat the Slovenian had with attacks. and persecutions in the ascent to the Telegraph then to the Galibier.
Some attacks that made Pogacar the cyclist who climbed the chain of ports between the Col du Télégraphe and the Col du Galibier the fastest, with 35.65 kilometers of elevation gain at 5.4% (the descent from the top of the Telegraph to Valloire is included), which isThe Slovenian completed it in 1h26’55” at an average of 24.6 km/h according to his Strava data.
Without counting the time of Jonas Vingaard and Nairo Quintana, who do not have Strava, Pogacar appears as third classified in the climb of the Col du Granon on this social network with a time of 38:33, overtaken by Romain Bardet, new KOM with his time of 36:54, and David Gaudu, who finished the climb in 37 : Four . Five. Pogacar wants to redeem himself today at Alpe d’Huez, where he could beat Thibaut Pinot’s KOM to regain the yellow jersey… but we’ll see if he can reach Marco Pantani’s absolute record in an Alpe d’Alpe. ‘Boo the Slovenian will have. climbing for the first time today in competition.