UAE Team Emirates (France) - Press Release: Slovenian rider rules in the summit finish at Paris-Nice.
The setting of the 12th victory of the season of the Emirati team was the final climb of La Loge des Gardes (6,8 km at 7%) at Paris-Nice. After some intense work by his teammates, Pogačar countered an attack by Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) at -4,2 km; the duo were caught by the first chasing group after a few hundred meters and in that moment David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) went solo.
Pogačar waited until there were 2.3km to go and then attacked, bridging the gap to the French rider, while Vingegaard struggled in the attempt to reach the two riders.
UAE Team Emirates’ captain and Gaudu then sprinted for the victory and the Slovenian obtained his 6th success in 2023 and the leaders jersey.
Stage 4 results:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 4:01:17
- David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) +1”
- Gino Mader (Bahrain-Victorious) +34”
General classification after stage 4:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 11:55:00
- David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) +10”
- Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) +44”