In a documentary that shows the daily life of the Jumbo Visma on the last Tour de France broadcast this weekend on the Dutch channel NOS, Primoz Roglic, overthrown by Tadej Pogacar for the final victory in the time trial of the Planche des Belles Filles, and his teammate Tom Dumoulin wonder about the performances of the Slovenian prodigy.
That day, Pogacar had stuck 1’56 ” to his compatriot and 1’21 ” to the Dutchman to finally take the Yellow Jersey on the eve of the arrival in Paris.
“I can’t believe it, Roglic observes, annoyed. Two minutes. It’s a huge gap. Especially over 36 kilometers … They have to calculate the power needed to do that, because there it is. another level of cycling. I can’t figure it out. If you can go that fast then you can win every stage on one leg. ”
And Dumoulin, a time trial specialist, also expressed his incomprehension: “I finished second behind Pogacar, who rides like a minor. A minute and a half behind him. I don’t understand how this guy. . I have absolutely no idea how I could have gone a minute and a half faster. “