'We need to be sure he can be at 100%' – No deadline for decision on Jonas Vingegaard's Tour de France participation

Richard Plugge
Richard Plugge (Image credit: Getty Images)

The race against time continues. A sighting of Jonas Vingegaard training in Mallorca this week heightened anticipation that the Tour de France champion would return to racing in time for the Grand Départ in Florence, but his Visma-Lease a Bike team remains coy about his participation in this year’s race.

During a visit to the Giro d’Italia on Thursday, manager Richard Plugge told Cyclingnews that Vingegaard would only ride the Tour if he was at “100%” when the race gets underway on June 29. Plugge added that there was no precise deadline for a decision on the Dane’s participation.

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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.