Jonas Vingegaard: I just want to keep fighting every day

JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey adjusts his glasses as he awaits the start of the 13th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1926 km between Le Bourg dOisans in the French Alps and SaintEtienne in central France on July 15 2022 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images
Vingegaard holds the yellow jersey by 2:22 (Image credit: THOMAS SAMSON AFP via Getty Images)

Following a successful defence of the yellow jersey having come under pressure from rival Tadej Pogačar on the Alpe d'Huez on Thursday, stage 13 of the Tour de France proved a welcome respite for Jonas Vingegaard.

The Dane, who leads Pogačar by 2:22 at the top of the rankings, was predictably untroubled on the 192.6km stage to Saint-Etienne as the sprinter's teams battled with the breakaway for the victory.

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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, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.

 

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 Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix