March 5, 2024

Taylor Daily Press

Complete News World

Is Vingegaard’s benefactor less?  “He doesn’t want to waste his energy on anything and seems boring.” |  Tour de France

Is Vingegaard’s benefactor less? “He doesn’t want to waste his energy on anything and seems boring.” | Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar throws a ball through a basketball hoop, fools around with teammate Mikkel Bjerg about the correct pronunciation of “croissant”, plays with the camera, laughs during interviews,…

Meanwhile in the Jumbo-Visma camp: Jonas Vingegaard is kept out of the spotlight as much as possible and the Dane also avoids almost all emotion during the race.

“Is Fingerguard a gray mouse?” asks Karl Vanyukerk in Vive le Vélo to former contestant Marine de Vries, who now works as an analyst. “They’re just two different types. They’re also two different ways to cycle.”

“At Jumbo-Visma, they don’t want to waste energy on a ‘gentle breakup,’ something Pogacar does when he feels like it. They don’t want to waste energy at all on everything superfluous. Then you get the impression that their passengers are dull in disposition.”

“On the other hand, you have Pogacar, and he’s a guy who follows everyone’s heart. How he throws energy, but also adds intuition to the course. We love watching that.”

Lotto-Dstny Business Director Jana Sell agrees that Pogacar is “very friendly, laughs a lot and speaks easily.” “Shepherds like someone like that.”

But she herself has a soft spot for Vingegaard. “I personally find it more attractive.”

“Vingegaard is always focused on racing, but when he wins, he dares to show his emotions. You can see him fight, but they still come, like his tears in the Tour last year.”