On the way to winning his first Tour de France, Jonas Vingegaard could embellish this victory with a record that necessarily challenges.
This time, doubt is no longer allowed. Barring a twist of fate, Jonas Vingegaard is about to win the 109th Tour de France and unbolt Tadej Pogacar. By winning the 18th stage in Hautacam, the Dane strengthened his yellow jersey a little more. On the eve of the Rocaladour time trial, the Jumbo-Visma rider is indeed more than three minutes ahead of his Slovenian rival.
Tadej Pogacar also admitted his defeat on arrival. ” Today the best won, Jonas was stronger than me. Jumbo-Visma did a perfect job on this Tour de France. I take my hat off to themhe said after Thursday’s stage. I couldn’t have had a better way of losing the Tour de France. I gave everything, thinking about the general classification, and I can leave the race without regrets. »
The superiority of Jonas Vingegaard and his team does not suffer from any discussion. The Dane flew during these three weeks, especially in the mountains. So much so that he could set a new record. Three stages from the end, the native of Hillerslev is in time to break the speed record for a Tour de France.
After more than 3000 kilometres, it indeed displays a general average of 41.75 km/h. It’s better than Egan Bernal who holds the official record with an average of 41.49 km / h in 2019 and even than Lance Armstrong, who completed the 2005 Tour at 41.65 km / h. Jonas Vingegaard is therefore on the way to breaking a record belonging to the best symbol of doping in cycling. A disturbing finding.