21 things you didn't know about Jonas Vingegaard

From working in a fish auction in Denmark through to breaking climbing records in Spain

Jonas Vingegaard
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Date of Birth10/12/1996
BornThy, Denmark
Height1.75 metres
Weight60 kg
Turned pro2016
TeamVisma-Lease a Bike
BikeCervélo R5
UCI wins34
Stage race wins8
Grand Tour stage wins5

Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France in 2022 and 2023, and and was thought to be the main favourite for the 2024 edition, but his involvement in a horror crash at Itzulia Basque Country in April has put that into doubt.

The Danish Visma-Lease a Bike rider will hope to continue his rivalry with Tadej Pogačar when the Tour gets underway in Florence at the end of the month, but if not, will likely head to the Vuelta a España.

Until the Itzulia crash, Vingegaard looked in flying form, taking three stages and the overall at O Gran Camiño in February, before winning two stages and the general classification at Tirreno-Adriatico.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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