Jonas Vingegaard: We don’t need to decide now on our Vuelta team leader

JumboVisma teams Slovenian rider Primoz Roglic L JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey and JumboVisma teams American rider Sepp Kuss cycle in the ascent of Alpe dHuez during the 12th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1651 km between Briancon and LAlpedHuez in the French Alps on July 14 2022 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images
Jumbo-Visma trio (L to R) of Primož Roglič, Jonas Vingegaard and Sepp Kuss will ride together at the 2023 Vuelta a España (Image credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP via Getty Images)

In the final countdown to the 2023 Vuelta a España, Jonas Vingegaard and Primož Roglič remain firmly committed to the idea that whoever dons the final red leader’s jersey in this year’s race in Madrid in three weeks time, all that matters is that it’s a Jumbo-Visma rider.

Both Roglič, a triple Vuelta a España winner who conquered his first Giro d’Italia recently, and Vingegaard, since July a double Tour de France champion, could have every reason to demand sole leadership status inside the yellow-and-black team when it comes to the Spanish Grand Tour.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.