Vingegaard wants to win again after Tour de France triumph

Henry

At the time, the Arc de Triomphe in the Champs-Élysées was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to commemorate his victory in the Battle of Austerlitz.

But if things continue like this, the organizers of the Tour de France will soon also have to erect a similar triumphal arch for Jonas Vingegaard in Paris.

The 26-year-old Dane raced away with the Tour de France laurels for the second year in a row and he is certainly hungry for even more success.

“It was a long and difficult adventure, but I am proud and happy. It’s amazing to celebrate a second triumph with all the Danish fans here. I would love to come back and try to come up with a similar performance,” said Vingegaard.

Tadej Pogacar and Adem Yates stood with him on the podium.

“I had to fight for this win and I enjoyed my duel with Pogacar and Yates, but now I’m just really looking forward to relaxing with my family.”

Vingegaard enjoyed an ultimate lead of 7:29 min. This is the best performance since Vincenzo Nibali won the killer stage race in 2014 with 7:39 min.

Jordi Meeus won the final stage and he is in his prime with his performance in the darts of the race.

“It was a wonderful final effort. It was indeed a top quality race,” he said smiling.

But Vingegaard undoubtedly deserves a glass of sparkling wine or two.

“The Tour de France is the best cycling race in the world. I will be back at my post next year.”

Final results:

  1. Jonas Vingegaard: 82:05:42
  2. Tadej Pogacar: 82:13:11
  3. Adam Yates: 82:16:38.