Jonas Vingegaard powers to solo victory on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico

The Dane also takes the lead on GC after an impressive showing in the mountainous finale

Jonas Vingegaard attacks to win stage five of 2024 Tirreno-Adriatico
(Image credit: Getty Images / Tim De Waele)

Jonas Vingegaard delivered a solo masterclass on stage five of Tirreno-Adriatico, attacking on the climb of San Giacomo 29km from the finish and riding alone to the stage victory. 

Despite a concerted chase behind from GC rivals Juan Ayuso (UAE-Team Emirates), Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Ben O'Connor (Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale), the Visma-Lease A Bike rider steadily opened the gap, eventually finishing with 1:12 hand and taking the overall lead too.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.