Tour de France: Jonas Vingegaard wins Tour for first time in his profession as Britain’s Geraint Thomas finishes third


Jonas Vingegaard was compelled to accept second in final 12 months’s Tour behind winner Tadej Pogačar; Belgian’s Jasper Philipsen wins Stage 21 after dash end on Champs-Elysees; Britain’s Geraint Thomas finishes third total.

Final Up to date: 24/07/22 eight:28pm


Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard, sporting the general chief’s yellow jersey, drinks champagne on the automotive of his group director throughout Stage 21

Jonas Vingegaard claimed his maiden Tour de France title after Sunday’s 21st and remaining stage, finishing a triumph he successfully sealed within the mountains after a classic duel with Tadej Pogacar.

The 25-year-old, who 5 years in the past was working as a fish packer in a manufacturing facility within the morning earlier than coaching within the afternoon, adopted up on his shock second place final 12 months.

He completed Sunday’s trip to the Champs Elysees safely within the bunch as Belgian Jasper Philipsen received the final stage in a dash forward of Dutch Dylan Groenewegen and Norway’s Alexander Kristoff, who had been second and third respectively.

“It is simply unimaginable. Now I’ve lastly received the Tour. Now nothing can go unsuitable anymore and I am sitting right here with my daughter and it is simply unimaginable,” mentioned Vingegaard.

“It is the largest biking race of the 12 months, the largest one you possibly can win and now I’ve carried out it and no one can take this away from me.

“To start with I am tremendous joyful about my victory now. In fact I need to rejoice, I need to calm down, however then I at all times need extra.”

Vingegaard laid the foundations of his victory within the 10th stage, when he and his team-mate Primoz Roglic attacked Pogacar relentlessly and made him crack within the climb as much as the Col du Granon.

Pogacar hit again time and time once more however Vingegaard and his Jumbo-Visma group contained the feisty Slovenian, with the brand new champion sealing the victory when he claimed one other win at Hautacam within the remaining mountain stage.

General, Vingegaard, who rocketed into the limelight final 12 months, completed forward of Pogacar and likewise received the polka-dot jersey for the mountains classification.

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 champion, ended up a distant third total in a race that passed off beneath the cloud of COVID-19, with 17 riders pulling out after contracting the virus.

Vingegaard’s Jumbo-Visma group dominated the Tour, successful six of the 21 phases whereas defending the Dane all through, particularly in a second of panic when he suffered a mechanical subject within the cobbled stage within the opening week.

The Dutch group led the best way into the Champs Elysees on Sunday, however they stayed in the back of the peloton within the remaining straight as Vingegaard and his team-mates loved the second.





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