12 things you didn’t know about American Matteo Jorgenson, Vingegaard's lieutenant at the Tour

The Team Visma-Lease a Bike rider is one of just three Americans riding in the Tour de France this year but he's got a lot of responsibility

Matteo Jorgenson at the 2024 Tour de France
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Idaho native Matteo Jorgenson (Team Visma-Lease a Bike) is no stranger to the Tour de France. Despite being just 25 years old, he's currently in the middle of his third appearance at the iconic race.

This year, however, he's been tasked with his biggest responsibility yet: protect and serve defending Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard.

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Kristin Jenny
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Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.