Jonas Vingegaard returns: Tour de France champion wins first race since yellow jersey triumph

It might just be a stage win at the CRO Race, but it is an important milestone

Jonas Vingegaard
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How many races do you think Jonas Vingegaard has won? It almost definitely is not as many as you think. The Tour de France champion won his 11th race ever on Thursday, stage three of CRO Race. To put that into context, Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), two years his junior, has won 44, while Vingegaard's Jumbo-Visma teammate Primož Roglič has won 65.

It might have only been a stage of a 2.1 race, with few top level competitors apart from the Dane, but this victory clearly matters; it caps the most succesful year of his career so far, one in which he crushed Pogačar at the Tour, one in which he has won over half the events he has ever won.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.