The apprentice becomes the master? Jonas Vingegaard on Jumbo-Visma managing his and Primož Roglič's own ambitions

The Danish rider will go into the Tour de France as co-leader alongside Primož Roglič

Jonas Vingegaard
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It was almost a year to the day when Jonas Vingegaard finished second on GC at the Tour of the Basque Country to teammate Primož Roglič, and even most ardent cycling observers were querying: Jonas who?

It was a little unfair, for the Dane had done what every climber keeps trying but failing to do and beaten Tadej Pogačar on a summit finish at the UAE Tour six weeks earlier, and before he came to northern Spain he scooped up two stage wins and the overall at the Coppi e Bartali. But, still, the Jumbo-Visma man was a relative new name for cycling fans to become acquainted to.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.