'He can be a Tour de France winner pretty soon': Tadej Pogačar leads praise of Jonas Vingegaard

The Dane looks likely to finish second in what is his maiden Tour de France

Jonas Vingegaard
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On the day Jonas Vingegaard came of age with a stunning performance on the Col du Portet, Tour de France winner-in-waiting Tadej Pogačar has backed his rival to win the race in the coming years.

Little-known to the outer cycling world before this Tour and beginning as a domestique to Jumbo-Visma's leader Primož Roglič, Vingegaard has taken advantage of Roglič's absence and looks set to finish second overall.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.