Jonas Vingegaard: I'm growing into team leader role at Tour de France

ANDORRELAVIEILLE ANDORRA JULY 11 Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team JumboVisma White best young jersey during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 15 a 1913km stage from Cret to AndorrelaVieille Col de Beixalis 1796m LeTour TDF2021 on July 11 2021 in AndorrelaVieille Andorra Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team Jumbo-Visma on stage 15 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jonas Vingegaard clearly knows how to look after himself. The Dane may be vying for a podium spot in his debut Tour de France, but his Jumbo-Visma team had no qualms about leaving him to his own devices for much of the haul through the Pyrenees to Andorra La Vella.

Wout van Aert and eventual stage winner Sepp Kuss were dispatched into the day’s early break that went clear on the Col de Llauro, which meant that Vingegaard didn’t have his team’s best climbers for company as the Tour reached its highest point on the towering Port d’Envalira.

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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.