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“A small victory” for Jonas Vingegaard, despite his isolation on Galibier: “Where would he have ended up with Sepp Kuss?”

“A small victory” for Jonas Vingegaard, despite his isolation on Galibier: “Where would he have ended up with Sepp Kuss?”

Jonas Vingegaard’s teammate Tiesj Benoot was in limbo after riding up the Galibier. The Dane is third at 50 seconds. “We signed that before the Tour,” Benoot said. But Vingegaard no longer has bodyguards on the Galibier. “They will help me later in the Tour,” he qualified.

Last weekend, Visma-Lease a Bike was proud, and even after Galibier Jonas Vingegaard was not dissatisfied. But there was no indication of a very strong block in recent years on the Alpengiant.

Matteo Jorgenson held on for a long time and finished 12th at 2:42, but there was no sign of the other stewards in the final.

However, Tesj Pinot remains optimistic. “After 4 days, Jonas is 50 seconds behind Tadej (Pogacar): we definitely signed up for that before the Tour.”

“After last weekend, maybe we were hoping for more today, but we certainly can’t complain. The really tough stages are still to come. The situation is very good for us.”

There is a feeling of absence of Sepp Kuss in particular. “But where will Jonas end up with Sepp?”, Benoit repeated.

“I don’t know if it will change much. If the Emirates are driving, there is no problem. Today Seb would not have made a difference.”

“Some days he’s priceless, you can’t deny that. But now it was a one-on-one at the end and Pogacar was the better player.”

What does Vingaard himself think? “Losing time is a shame, but at the start of the Tour we expected that we would always lose time in the first days. We can only feel satisfied that it only happened today.”

However, Vingegaard could not ignore the lack of manpower. “Of course it is good that you still have assistants there, but today things were as they were. I am sure my teammates will continue to support me.”

With the European Championship in mind, Vingegaard concluded: “I could have been 3-0 down. So this is a small victory.”

Tour de France World Ranking


Tour de France

Riding date start – end Ride type the total winner leader


29/06 Florence – Rimini

206 km

romain bardet


30/06 Cesenatico – Bologna

199.2 km

Tadej Pogacar


01/07 Piacenza – Turin

230.8 km

Richard Carapaz


02/07 Pinerolo – Valloire

139.6 km

Tadej Pogacar


03/07 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Saint-Volpas

177.4 km


04/07 Macon – Dijon

163.5 km


05/07 Nuits Saint Georges – Geoffrey Chambertin

25.3 km


06/07 Semur-en-Auxois – Colombie Les Deux Eglises

183.4 km


07/07 Troy – Troy

199 km

Rest day 08/07


09/07 Orleans – Saint Amand Montrond

187.3 km


10/07 Évaux-les-Bains – Le Lioran

211 km


11/07 Aurillac – Villeneuve-sur-Lot

203.6 km


12/07 Again – Bao

165.3 km


13/07 Bao – No Daddy

151.9 km


14/07 Loudenvielle – Plateau de Belle

197.7 km

Rest day 15/07


16/07 Gruissan – Nimes

188.6 km


17/07 Saint Paul Trois Chateau – Superdévoluy

177.8 km


18/07 The Gap – Barcelonanet

179.5 km


19/07 Embron – Isola 2000

144.6 km


20/07 Nice – Col de la Coyole

132.8 km


21/07 Monaco – Nice

33.7 km

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