This Wednesday, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the fourth stage of Paris-Nice, ahead of Frenchman David Gaudu, and also took the leader’s yellow jersey. Jonas Vingegaard cracked.
It was his day. This Wednesday, Tadej Pogacar won at the end of the fourth stage of Paris-Nice, 164.7 kilometers long and which linked Saint-Amand-Montrond to the top of La Loge des Gardes, which is a small ski resort located in the department of Allier and whose arrival was judged after a final ascent of 6.7 kilometers at 7.1% on average.
A victory acquired, in the sprint and in front of a Frenchman, namely David Gaudu, which wears the colors of the tricolor Groupama-FDJ cycling team. Before being able to raise his arms, the resident of the UAE Emirates team had notably accelerated 2.5 kilometers from the summit, to join, at first, the Habs, who had then escaped alone in the lead, but which was only a few hundred meters ahead of the competition.
Vingegaard gives up 43 seconds on Pogacar
By winning, the Slovenian took the opportunity, at the same time, to take the lead in the general classification, just ahead, again, of Gaudu. The new yellow jersey has especially cracked his biggest competitor, namely Jonas Vingegaard, third overall. In contact until the end of this famous stage, the Dane ended up giving in.
When crossing the finish line, the runner from Jumbo-Visma was 43 seconds behind, in sixth place today. Ahead of him, two other Frenchmen did better, namely Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën) and Kévin Vauquelin (Arkéa Samsic), fourth and fifth respectively. As for the Swiss Gino Mäder (Bahrain-Victorious), he took third place. For his part, Romain Bardet (DSM) finished seventh.
WORLD TOUR / PARIS-NICE (FRANCE)
Classification of the 4th stage (Saint-Amand-Montrond – La Loge des Gardes, 164.7km) – Wednesday March 8, 2023
1- Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Emirates) 4:01:1
2- David Gaudu (FRA/Groupama-FDJ) à 1″
3- Gino Mäder (SUI/Bahrain-Victorious) at 34″
4- Aurélien Paret-Painter (FRA/AG2R Citroën) at 42″
5- Kévin Vauquelin (FRA / Arkéa Samsic) at 43″
6- Jonas Vingegaard (DAN/Jumbo-Visma) mt
7- Romain Bardet (FRA/DSM) at 51″
8- Daniel Felipe Martinez (COL/Ineos Grenadiers) mt
9- Simon Yates (GBR/Jayco-AlUla) mt
10- Matteo Jorgensen (USA/Movistar) mt
General classification (after 4 out of 8 stages)
1- Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Emirates) in 11:5
2- David Gaudu (FRA/Groupama-FDJ) à 10″
3- Jonas Vingegaard (DAN/Jumbo-Visma) à 44″
4- Simon Yates (GBR/Jayco-AlUla) at 56′′
5- Gino Mäder (SUI/Bahrain-Victorious) at 1’19”
6- Romain Bardet (FRA/DSM) at 1’40”
7- Daniel Felipe Martinez (COL / Ineos Grenadiers) at 1’40 “
8- Matteo Jorgensen (USA/Movistar) at 1’42”
9- Neilson Powless (USA/EF Education-EasyPost) at 1’44”
10- Matteo Sobrero (ITA/Jayco-AlUla) at 1:5