'Perfect teamwork' takes Jonas Vingegaard one step closer to winning the Tour de France

Jumbo-Visma perform exactly to plan on stage 18 to all but secure yellow jersey for Dane

Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Not far from the start of stage 18 of the Tour de France is the town of Tarbes, not notable for much, apart from being the birthplace of Ferdinand Foch, who served as the final Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War. 

The Frenchman, who accepted the German surrender in 1918, would have been proud of the masterplan that Jumbo-Visma enacted on Thursday, which all but ensured that their rider Jonas Vingegaard will triumph over Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) at this year's race. The Dane now has 3-26 over the Slovenian.

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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.