Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard won his first Tour de France title in Paris on the celebrated Champs-Élysées Sunday.
The 25-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider beat two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia by three minutes and 34 seconds. Last year, Vingegaard completed second to Pogacar.
Vingegaard, winner of stages 11 and 18, is additionally the second Dane to wear the yellow jersey, cycling’s generally desired prize. Another Dane, Bjarne Riis, won in 1996, however he was requested to return his yellow first-place jersey in 2007 subsequent to owning up to using performance enhancing drugs to bring home his championship.
Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour champion, finished the platform in the current year’s three-week race.
The Tour de France is an esteemed multistage bike race that happens annually in France and at times the surrounding nations. The race, otherwise called Le Tour or La Grande Boucle, includes 21 stages and covers 3,328 kilometers in 2022.
Vingegaard survived a puncture at Stage 5 to make a strong beginning, moving into the top three for the first time at the following stage as UAE Team Emirates’ Pogacar won to ascend to the summit.
At Stage 7, he excruciatingly missed out on his first stage win because of a last-stretch Pogacar surge at Stage 7.
Vingegaard wrestled the lead and the yellow jersey from the Slovenian at Stage 11, with a sparkling assault procuring Vingegaard his first-ever stage win.
Disaster struck at the fifteenth stage when Vingegaard was engaged with an accident, with Pogacar adding another success two phases later, however the Dane answered unequivocally with his second triumph at Stage 18 to stretch out his lead to very nearly three and a half minutes.
Vingegaard’s triumph likewise procured Team Jumbo-Visma its first Tour title, winning a noteworthy six stages.