Vingegaard: My biggest task at the Tour de France is to stick to Pogacar

ALPE DHUEZ FRANCE JULY 14 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey competes during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 12 a 1651km stage from Brianon to LAlpe dHuez 1471m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 14 2022 in Alpe dHuez France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Jonas Vingegaard had his super-team Jumbo-Visma protect him on l'Alpe d'Huez climb (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Having wrested the Tour de France's yellow jersey away from Tadej Pogačar with a stunning attack on Wednesday's stage to the Col de Granon, Jonas Vingegaard immediately came under repeated pressure from his main rival for the overall win on Alpe d'Huez on Thursday.

Unlike Pogačar's collapse over the final five kilometres a day earlier on the Granon, Vingegaard was able to resist as the Slovenian recovered to put in two stinging attacks late on the climb to Alpe d'Huez on stage 12.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before 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, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season 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.