Winner of the last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné at the top of the Plateau de Solaison, Jonas Vingegaard said he was convinced he had the ability to win the Tour de France.
” Appetite comes with eating. This is undoubtedly what happens to Jonas Vingegaard. Visibly stronger than his leader Primoz Roglic, the Dane was content with the stage victory at the top of the Plateau de Solaison at the end of the Critérium du Dauphiné. At the end of the race, the runner-up to the Slovenian in the general classification gave way to a confidence full of sincerity as to his abilities. ” I think I have a good chance of winning the Tour de France “, confided the one who was the dolphin of Tadej Pogacar on the Big Loop last season, having taken over from a Primoz Roglic who had left the race prematurely due to the consequences of a heavy fall. Asked about the elements that cemented this belief, Jonas Vingegaard recalled an event that occurred during the 11th stage of the Tour de France 2021. “What started to put this idea in my head, it’s when I was able to let go of Tadej Pogacar on the slopes of Mont Ventoux last year “, he confided.
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Vingegaard: “A lot can happen”
However, Jonas Vingegaard added that this belief is also fueled by “the development” that has been his in recent months but also his level of performance since the start of the season. Remembering that “many things can happen during the Tour de France”, the Dane simply intends to be ready for all eventualities. “I’m just going to give my best, the team will give their best and we’ll see what the result will be,” added the rider from the Jumbo-Visma team. A confidence that his victory during the last stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné will also be able to increase, he who seemed in better shape than his leader. ” Primoz Roglic told me I could win the stage and I was happy about it, assured Jonas Vingegaard. He also won the general classification. We have to be satisfied with the way everything happened. What is certain is that the threat could come from several fronts concerning the Jumbo-Visma team from July 1st.
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