Evenepoel wins time-trial as Pogacar stays in yellow


Remco Evenepoel

Remco Evenepoel won his first Tour de France stage [Getty Images]

Belgium’s Remco Evenepoel won the time-trial on stage seven of the Tour de France, but Tadej Pogacar remains in the leader’s overall yellow jersey.

Slovenian Pogacar, of UAE-Team Emirates, finished second on the stage, 12 seconds behind Evenepoel of Soudal-Quick Step.

Evenepoel, 24, is now 33 seconds behind Pogacar in the general classification.

Defending champion Jonas Vingegaard was fourth, and now trails by one minute 15 seconds in the GC after losing time on stage four.

Primoz Roglic of Slovenia finished the stage third and is now 1:36 down in the GC for his Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe team.

Simon Yates of Jayco-Alula was the top-placed Briton in the time-trial, finishing 1:33 behind Evenepoel.

Tour de France stage seven results

Stage seven results 1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel/Soudal-Quick Step) 28mins 52secs

2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +12secs

3. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) +34secs

4. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Visma-Lease a Bike) +37secs

5. Victor Campenaerts (Bel/Lotto-dstny) +52secs

6. Kevin Vauquelin (Fra/Arkea-B&B Hotels) Same time

7. Matteo Jorgenson (US/Visma-Lease a Bike) +54secs

8. Joao Almeida (Por/UAE Team Emirates) +57secs

9. Ben Healy (Ire/EF Education-EasyPost) +59secs

10. Stefan Kung (Swi/Groupama – FDJ) +1min

General classification after stage seven

GC: 1. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) 27hrs 16mins 23secs

2. Remco Evenepoel (Bel/Soudal-Quick Step) +33secs

3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Visma-Lease a Bike) +1min 15secs

4. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe) +1mins 36secs

5. Juan Ayuso (Spa/UAE Team Emirates) +2mins 16secs

6. Joao Almeida (Por/UAE Team Emirates) +2mins 17secs

7. Carlos Rodriguez (Spa/Ineos Grenadiers) +2mins 31secs

8. Mikel Landa (Spa/Soudal-Quick Step) +3mins 35secs

9. Matteo Jorgenson (US/Visma-Lease a Bike) 4mins 03secs

10. Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus/Red Bull Bora-Hansgrohe) +4mins 46secs

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