Jonas Vingegaard not intimidated by Tadej Pogačar's talk of early attacks at Tour de France

"I just have to be ready for it" says defending champion as Grand Départ in Bilbao draws near

Jonas Vingegaard
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Jonas Vingegaard was the picture of calmness on Thursday afternoon ahead of the opening stages of the Tour de France in the Basque Country. 

Earlier in the day, Tadej Pogačar - Vingegaard’s biggest rival for a second victory - vowed to attack in the opening stages, aiming to take time and potentially even an early yellow jersey. However, speaking to the media after his rival, Vingegaard remained unfazed by the UAE Team Emirates man’s threat. 

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