Tour de France 2022: Jonas Vingegaard: “Contador has at all times been my idol”

Tour de France 2022: Jonas Vingegaard: “Contador has at all times been my idol”

A his 25 years, jonas vingegaard he is aware of he’s in his key season. The tough factor is to not win the Tower of Francethe difficult factor is to repeat success. Thats why the chief of the Visma Jumbo He has been centered on that problem since they have been topped in Paris. He desires to indicate the world, and himself, that his victory was not a shock however that he’s right here to remain.

Jonas Vingegaard wins once more within the yellow jersey

From Singapore to Saitama, how are you dwelling this final world tour?

Good. It has been a fantastic season for me. I loved the Singapore Critrium quite a bit, however within the race we additionally suffered as a result of the climate is humid and it was very popular. Each my crew and I did a very good job and we loved racing in entrance of so many followers who have been having fun with themselves. It is at all times good and particular to win with the yellow jersey and 1,000 kilometers away from France. Each time you put on this jersey you are feeling unimaginable issues.

Final Thursday the brand new Tour route was unveiled in Paris, what do you suppose?

I noticed it, however I’ve to investigate it in additional element. For me I believe there’s little time, I might have favored an extended one to look on the finish because it occurred in 2022. However I’m not the one who makes the design. In any case, I nonetheless suppose it is a good tour for us. Basically, I believe it is positive.

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One among your administrators does not rule you out for the Giro, what’s in your thoughts?

My concept, what I would really like, is to defend the yellow jersey within the Tour however the crew could produce other intentions. I nonetheless do not know if Tour or Giro. It isn’t one thing we have talked about intimately. We’re on trip. In a number of days we now have a focus within the Netherlands after which one other in Spain. Ah we’ll end configuring every little thing.

However the truth that there’s extra time within the Giro, can you modify your plans?

I do not know. We actually have to speak about it. What I do know for certain is that I do not suppose I am going to do the Giro and the Tour in the identical yr. I do not suppose he is prepared for that proper now. Sure, I wish to win the three large ones on the time, like each nice bike owner, however now could be the time to pick effectively. I believe that, in a traditional scenario, I’ll defend my yellow jersey this summer season in France.

Over the past Tour, when did you have got the worst time?

Phew (laughs). There have been a number of tough moments. Even once you win, you at all times have moments of issue. The stage by which I used to be left alone with Pogacar was very tough. They have been moments of stress. Really, all of the mountain phases have been very tough. It was a tricky Tour.

That day she starred with him in a photograph for historical past, why did she look ahead to him?

It was a profession set, I believe it shouldn’t be given extra significance. It was regular.

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What share of your victory corresponds to Roglic or Van Aert?

In fact they performed a key function in my success. Most likely, with out them, I might not have received. Everybody on the crew performed a key function. We play a vital function.

Primoz is the opposite nice chief of the crew, will they share management once more or will they every go to a grand tour?

We do not know but, however we now have proven that we are able to work collectively as the 2 leaders with none downside. It was already seen within the final Tour. It is going to be everybody’s choice.

They dismasted Pogacar and his battered UAE Staff at Granon. However the Covid had quite a bit to do with it. How will they do in 2023?

Sure, there have been many circumstances. However I believe we have been stronger and did a fantastic job. We should take into consideration how we face the following race.

He virtually threw all the hassle away within the ultimate time trial, when he virtually fell for pushing to the utmost. Does he remorse it now when he sees the images? Think about if he had misplaced the Tour there!

The reality is that at the moment I did not suppose I used to be taking such a powerful threat. When you have a look at it the way in which you are speaking about it… yeah, I took a threat I should not have. However it’s that amongst my plans was to take that stage in an aggressive approach. I needed to do what I usually do and never take into consideration not taking dangers. However I used to be flawed on that curve, taking the flawed line, and since it was a bit bumpy, I could not make up for it. It was a threat, however I do not suppose far more about it both. We bought a very good time.

They mentioned that he was having a tough time digesting the success, however he already denied it.

Sure, there was no explosion or something like that. It’s true that it was one thing large and that it’s a must to take in it, but it surely simply took me a number of days to have the ability to relaxation. Actually, I went again to operating on the finish of the season and the outcomes weren’t unhealthy. I took the chance to be with household and pals, I did not do something particular. I believe it was crucial to return again with vitality. Within the crew they’re with me. What I’ve to do is have good leads to the races that I’ve to reply to.

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For the following version, who’re you most afraid of?

There are lots of nice rivals. Pogacar is clearly one of many strongest. However I believe Remco Evenepoel will also be up there if he decides to go on the Tour. When everybody ensures his participation, it will likely be time to investigate the rivals. In the mean time, every little thing is up within the air.

Many consider that his rivalry with Tadej could also be of little, do you see it that approach?

I don’t suppose so. In the long run, we now have seen how every year a champion can win. There are lots of nice cyclists and absolutely there will probably be extra rivalries.

Do you see Enric Mas at your stage and along with Pogacar and Evenepoel? Particularly contemplating that there are solely 22 kilometers in opposition to the clock.

Sure, after all. He’s a really excellent man and it’s a must to consider everybody. I’m satisfied that he will probably be up there within the Tour after what he has proven in LaVuelta.

Now there are lots of ‘roosters’ however, who did you have a look at as a toddler?

It’s tough to reply who was my idol. I do not know if I’ve a giant favourite. There are plenty of guys that I like the way in which they run and the way in which they did issues. Maybe, if I needed to say a reputation, I might stick with Contador. He runs in an unimaginable approach. He was at all times attacking yam I like that.

When did you get your first bike?

It was once I was a toddler and it was from a Danish model, it was referred to as Nishiki. She was gold, but additionally seashore colours and black. Very good. I keep in mind her very fondly.

And now that you simply spend your life between bikes and rivals, who’s your greatest ‘buddy’ inside the peloton?

I do not know if I’ve a greatest good friend, so to talk. I’ve quite a bit, fortunately. I really feel comfy on this planet of biking and that has given me nice pals. Additionally, we’re often alone within the room in the course of the grand excursions. We solely share in some excessive altitude camps. I typically do it with Sepp (Kuss) or Tiesj (Benoot).

What different passions do you have got? When you hadn’t been a bike owner, what would you have got been doing? I work with fish…

I believe he would have been a carpenter, I like him. However now it isn’t one thing that I give a lot thought to. Now, with my job and household, I haven’t got a lot time to pursue different passions. If I am not coaching or competing, I am with them.

That is how the winner Vingegaard labored within the fishmonger… 4 years in the past!

What’s the hardest race?

I am unable to say precisely which one. However however, possibly the toughest one is the very best for me due to the operating kind. Within the Tour, for instance, it’s at all times very intense, as a result of they aren’t very lengthy phases with plenty of mountains. It is without doubt one of the hardest races.

Of all those you have got finished, by which take a look at have you ever loved essentially the most?

I believe that in my nation, but additionally within the final Tour, that ought to be clear. Every part we skilled with the crew was one thing very, very particular.

Lastly, what’s your best problem for the longer term?

I do not know. It is actually exhausting to say as a result of, since I grew to become an expert, it has been tough for me to do this sort of evaluation. I need to go from yr to yr. Now, in the course of the focus, we’ll plan our 2023. I need to play one other nice function within the Tour, however it’s nonetheless early to understand how I will probably be and the way the remainder will probably be.

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The English reveals it by way of MARK

Vingegaard desires of repeating success as Chris Froome did, who has 4 amongst his palmares. The Englishman, who continues “with the identical ardour as at all times”, is conscious that it will likely be very tough for him to repeat an total victory, though he does not less than need to combat for “a partial one, since final yr he confirmed me that I used to be shut”. All in all, he is aware of that “this yr it would actually assist me to know the place I’m after my damage as a result of in 2022 I couldn’t totally confirm it as a result of totally different inconveniences corresponding to covid, which affected me quite a bit”. Whereas he discovers it, the one from Israel -who is by no means proud of the factors system that has relegated his crew to a decrease class for which his presence within the Tour shouldn’t be guaranteed- ‘dares’ to Give your trick to repeat victory. “Jonas needs to be calm. Focus and work on his targets. He has plenty of high quality so if he has to win extra, the successes will come. He simply has to work and never obsess. And, within the unhealthy moments, he can do not forget that He already received the Tour. Perhaps that may assist him,” he says from Singapore.

A passionate of Spain

Vingegaard and his household get pleasure from our nation very a lot. Actually, earlier than beginning the season with a focus within the Netherlands, Jonas will go along with his spouse and daughter to Malaga to spend a number of days. It isn’t the primary time they’ve finished it. “We love town and the seashores,” says his associate (Trine). There they may have enjoyable with their daughter Frida earlier than, additionally in Spain, beginning the primary ‘coaching camp’. From Calpe, the brand new Jumbo Visma seeks to rule world biking once more. Though, as his inseparable Sepp Kuss in MARCA warns, “this yr will probably be much more tough as a result of UAE has strengthened very effectively”.

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