Tour de France momentum with Jonas Vingegaard as he gives Tadej Pogačar reason to doubt - Analysis

LELIORAN FRANCE JULY 10 LR Jonas Vingegaard Hansen of Denmark and Team Visma Lease a Bike and Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey sprint at finish line to win the stage during the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 11 a 211km stage from EvauxlesBains to Le Lioran 1239m UCIWT on July 10 2024 in Le Lioran France Photo by Dario BelingheriGetty Images
Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) trumps Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) on stage 11 of the Tour de France 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

After the podium ceremony at Le Lioran, Tadej Pogačar made the maillot jaune’s sponsor-mandated appearance on France TV’s Vélo Club show, where French national coach Thomas Voeckler, moonlighting as a pundit in July, greeted him with his usual bonhomie.

Stage 11 of the Tour de France had been high on drama and Voeckler, in keeping with the enthusiastic tone of a programme where the most stringent criticism in recent years has been reserved for environmental protesters, was on hand to hype up the day’s action a little further.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.