‘I haven't seen the time trial course yet’ - ITT stage to reveal Jonas Vingegaard’s Tour de France true ambitions

PIACENZA ITALY JULY 01 Jonas Vingegaard Hansen of Denmark and Team Visma Lease a Bike prior to the 111th Tour de France 2024 Stage 3 a 2308km stage from Piacenza to Torino UCIWT on July 01 2024 in Piacenza Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Jonas Vingegaard (Visma-Lease a Bike) eyes the yellow prize during the first week of the 2024 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Jonas Vingegaard has so far minimised the impact of his terrible Itzulia Basque Country crash during the 2024 Tour de France, showing impressive form after just six weeks of training and limiting his losses to UAE Team Emirates' Tadej Pogačar to just 50 seconds.

On Thursday, Vingegaard and his Visma-Lease a Bike team navigated the flat stage to Dijon with apparent ease, making sure they were united and on the right side of the split that formed in a brief moment of crosswinds. Christophe Laporte and Matteo Jorgenson then escorted him to the finish line, as Wout van Aert was given a brief moment of freedom to contest the stage 6 sprint.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.