Jonas Wingegaard: Danish cyclist wins his first Tour de France title

The 25-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider was three minutes and 34 seconds ahead of two-time reigning champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia. Last year, Wingegaard finished second behind Pogacar..

Wingegaard, winner of stages 11 and 18, is also the second Dane to wear the yellow jersey, cycling’s most coveted prize. Another Dane, Bjarne Riis, did win in 1996, but was ordered to reclaim his first-place yellow jersey in 2007 after he admitted to doping to win his title.

Geraint Thomas, 2018 Tour champion, took the podium in this year’s three-week race.

The Tour de France is a prestigious multi-stage cycling race that takes place every year in France, and sometimes in neighboring countries. The race, also known as Le Tour or La Grande Boucle, has 21 stages and will cover 3,328 kilometers in 2022.

Jonas Wingegaard of Denmark, wearing the yellow jersey of the overall leader, takes part in the 20th stage of the Tour de France.

Wingegaard survived a puncture on Stage 5 and got off to a strong start, placing in the top three for the first time on the next stage as UAE’s Team Emirates’ Pogacar took the win and climbed to the top.

On stage 7, he painfully missed his first win due to Pogacar’s latest surge on stage 7.

Vingegor took the lead and the yellow jersey from the Slovenian on stage 11, and a brilliant attack gave Vingegor his first stage win.

Disaster struck on stage 15 when Vingegaard crashed and Pogacar added another win two stages later, but the Dane responded decisively with his second win on stage 18, extending his lead to nearly three and a half minutes.

Vingegaard’s win also gave the Jumbo-Visma team their first Tour title, winning an impressive six stages.