Tour de France 2021: Tadej Pogacar claims dominant time trial win on stage five

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Defending champion Tadej Pogacar claimed a dominant time trial victory on stage five as Mathieu van der Poel narrowly retained the yellow jersey.

Pogacar finished the 27.2km course in 32 minutes – 19 seconds quicker than Stefan Kung in second.

The Slovenian’s stunning ride saw him put more time into his rivals and almost claim the overall race lead.

But Van der Poel produced a defiant effort to finish fifth and he is now eight seconds ahead of Pogacar.

More to follow.

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