'I expected to lose more time' – Jonas Vingegaard content with Tour de France time trial

Tour de France 2024: Jonas Vingegaard after the stage 7 time trial
Tour de France 2024: Jonas Vingegaard after the stage 7 time trial (Image credit: Getty Images)

On Friday, the Tour de France's stage 7 time trial drew to a close in the race's first week. In the process, the stage further clarified a GC picture that many had expected before the race's great Tuscan jaunt kicked off three weeks of action en route to Nice.

The 25.3km test against the clock, run against the backdrop of the vineyards of Burgundy, brought starring roles for the 'big four' Tour de France contenders – yellow jersey Tadej Pogačar, world time trial champion Remco Evenepoel, defending champion Jonas Vingegaard, and 2020 runner-up Primož Roglič.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, and Demi Vollering.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.


Season highlights from 2024 include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.