'The whole year has been hard' says Jonas Vingegaard ahead of racing return

The Dane has enjoyed some time off since winning the Tour de France

Jonas Vingegaard in a car in yellow jersey tour de france
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Jonas Vingagaard will take the start line at the six-stage CRO Race in Croatia today, putting an end to his two-month absence from racing. 

In an interview with Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet, the 25-year-old explained his struggle coping with the media attention after winning July's Tour de France, the last race he competed in.  

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.