Andre Greipel: it’s good for cycling if Vingegaard wins the Tour de France

German sprint legend talks to Cycling Weekly about the Tour, his retirement and why he's investing in the Classified hub

Andre Greipel headshot
(Image credit: Simon Smythe)

Andre Greipel has backed Jonas Vingegaard for the Tour de France win.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly at Eurobike in Frankfurt the 11-time Tour stage winner, who turns 40 today, said Tadej Pogacar had shown he was “just a human being”, didn't see a way back for the Slovenian and predicted that the fact Vingegaard has the backup of the powerful (and bigger) Jumbo-Visma team would be the defining factor.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.