Dane Vingegaard wins second Tour de France


Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard has received the Tour de France for a second successive 12 months after the normal end in Paris.

With an enormous lead constructed up over most important rival Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 winner, Vingegaard knew the victory was successfully his once more earlier than the largely ceremonial stage on the finish of the one hundred and tenth version of the Tour.

The 26-year-old Vingegaard drank champagne along with his Jumbo-Visma teammates as they lined up collectively and posed for images on the best way to Paris.

“It’s been a protracted journey, but it glided by so quick,” Vingegaard stated.

“Day after day, it was a super-hard race with a super-nice struggle between me and Tadej.

“I’ve loved day by day. I hope to return again subsequent 12 months and see if I can take a 3rd win.”

It had been a three-week slog over 3405 kilometres, with eight mountain phases throughout 5 mountain ranges. Vingegaard seized management of the race over two phases within the Alps.

Little had separated the 2 rivals till Vingegaard completed a time trial one minute, 38 seconds forward of Pogacar on Tuesday, and adopted up the subsequent day by ending the hardest mountain stage of the race nearly six minutes away from his exhausted rival.

“I’m lifeless,” UAE Workforce Emirates rider Pogacar stated after that brutal loss.

The Slovenian responded by successful the penultimate stage on Saturday, however Vingegaard nonetheless had an insurmountable lead of seven minutes, 29 seconds going into the ultimate stage – a principally ceremonial procession which is contested on the finish by the sprinters.

“We now have to watch out to not do something silly,” Vingegaard warned on Saturday. “Nevertheless it’s wonderful to take my second victory within the Tour de France.”

Vingegaard saved that lead and was in a position to have fun early on Sunday as race organisers determined to take the instances one lap earlier than the end as rain made the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysees treacherous.

Bora-Hansgrohe’s Jai Hindley completed because the highest-ranked Australian, ending in seventh place total after a constant Tour.

His fellow countrymen Chris Harper (Workforce Jayco AlUla) and Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen) have been sixteenth and seventeenth respectively.

The one remaining uncertainty was the ultimate dash, with Belgium’s Jordi Meeus prevailing in a photograph end between 4 riders on the road, simply forward of Jasper Philipsen, Dylan Groenewegen and Mads Pedersen.

Sam Welsford (14th) had one of the best end among the many Australian riders on the ultimate stage.

Pogacar, 24, has received one of the best younger rider classification yearly since 2020 however needed to be content material with second place within the common classification.

British rider Adam Yates, Pogacar’s teammate, completed third total, forward of his twin brother Simon.