'Follow and see': Jonas Vingegaard’s grand plan for Col du Galibier as Tour de France heads for the Alps

Visma-Lease a Bike sporting director Merijn Zeeman predicts tactics will go out of the window in the high mountains as GC battle set to continue

Jonas Vingegaard
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In the wake of the early GC skirmish on the slopes of San Luca in Bologna, Visma-Lease a Bike were left ecstatic with the resurgent display of Jonas Vingegaard as he went toe to toe with Tadej Pogačar for the first time at this year’s Tour de France

The Slovenian pulled on the yellow jersey at the end of stage two, but the day undoubtedly belonged to Vingegaard after he impressively followed every violent acceleration from Pogačar on the steep final climb. 

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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. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.