“I will do everything to defend the yellow jersey,” Vingegaard declared his readiness to fight

“I will do everything to defend the yellow jersey,” Vingegaard declared his readiness to fight

The Dane, the new yellow jersey at the end of 11e The stage, who admitted she was surprised by the widening gap on Tadej Pogacar, slipped back to 2’22. The reaction of the Slovenian is expected on Thursday in the Alpes d’Huez.

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Overwhelmed with emotion after his single number at the top of the Col du Granon, Jonas Vingegaard burst into tears in the finish zone. Exhausted but satisfied after his blunder attack that knocked Taedj Pogacar to the ground 4.6km from the finish, the Dane enjoys his car in the Alps. Before a new XXL test on Thursday between Briançon and Alpe d’Huez on Thursday, the Scandinavian had a 2’16 on Romain Bardet and 2’22 on a Slovenian who, a handsome player, came to clap his executioner’s hand. To congratulate him while he was online with his girlfriend. “Without it, none of this would have been possible. His support is amazing“, He confessed.

This two-stage victory and the yellow jersey, the Jumbo-Visma captain owes in large part to his team who warmly congratulated him after an impressive team act of harassment at Pogacar, from Col du Galibier, sixty kilometers from the finish. Attacks in disarray that ended up decimating the previous yellow jersey at the end of the session. “They were great, especially Primoz who showed how generous he wasI first captured the new chief who had returned to the diabolical plan of the Dutch clan that had been established several months earlier.

We’ve already thought about it. The goal was to squeeze him into the two stages (with Alpe d’Huez on Thursday, editor’s note). We had to put someone in the first breakup, with Wout van Aert, and then we wanted to make the race really tough, and we thought it would work with me or Primoz that we wanted to attack from afar.Added the Dane who revealed he struggled really hard with pain at the end of the climb. “I could hear the gap increasing, but in the last two kilometers I struggled so hard“The 25-year-old runner said, bursting with passing that he had discovered the Granon Final… for the first time!”I didn’t climb, I got in the car when we did the reconnaissance with the team“, He confessed.

confident thatSurprisedBy the size of the gap widened in Pogacar, Vingegaard now expects to find himself in the sights of his opponent in the coming days:He’s a massive rider, he’s won the Tour de France twice, and he’s definitely the best rider in the world. Taking the yellow shirt from him was unimaginable. He will do everything in his power for the next two weeks to get the shirt back but I will do everything in his power to defend it‘, warned the Dane, ready to fight. Thursday’s first battle with the indigestible passes of Galibier and Croix de Fer and the ascent to the Alpe d’Huez. The army of Dutch spectators huddled in the incandescent No. 7 corner of the legendary climb will not be much to help the new president of the Tour de France .

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