Tour de France - Vingegaard, Van Aert et les autres : "C'était un chef d'oeuvre" pour la Jumbo-Visma

Tour de France – Vingegaard, Van Aert et les autres : “C’était un chef d’oeuvre” pour la Jumbo-Visma


Jonas Vingegaard is going to become a grand tour winner. Wout van Aert also in a way. And Christophe Laporte, Tiesj Benoot, Sepp Kuss, Nathan Van Hoojdonck but also Steven Kruijswijk and Primoz Roglic, forced to retire. Cycling, it is said, is the most collective of individual sports. Formula so worn it could become cheesy. The successes of Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogacar bore above all the seal of their talent. The yellow jersey is not lacking but his victory, if it were to be confirmed in Paris on Sunday, would be at least as much individual as collective. And the 18th stage to Hautacam was sparkling proof of this.

It’s funny how sometimes things fit together. Poissarde with Primoz Roglic, the Jumbo has changed its way of being this year. Forget the defensive team which did not leave the framework in which it locked itself. Men in front, relays, a successful (and decisive) harassment enterprise on Pogacar, everything was both daring and crowned with success. When the marketing teams had put together this jersey inspired by Rembrandt, Dutch painter of the 17th century, she had no idea that she would offer, a few weeks later, a ready-made formula for the very, very probable winner of the Tour de France.

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Wout Van Aert, the best rider in the world helps me win the Tour

We made a masterpiece, like this shirt we wearsmiled Jonas Vingegaard at Hautacam. The whole team was super strong today. I have to thank them so much. This victory, I owe it to them. Thanks to them, I couldn’t have done anything without them.” Excessive humility is a fault that can annoy but in the case of the Dane, the exit can only be sincere. Objectively, the Jumbo-Visma as a whole won the Tour de France. Laporte and the others all worked out at some point in the race.”Today, after the Col du Granon, it’s a new example that shows the strength of the team“, advances Vingaard.

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This Thursday, there was yellow and black everywhere. Even at six, the Dutch imposed a yoke that even Tadej Pogacar failed to get rid of. “It’s important to have guys up frontSepp Kuss analysis. You never know what can happen and it’s easy to keep guys waiting. Everyone else is so good at feeling the rush, doing the right thing at the right time to help without using too much energy.”

And if anything should happen, having a certain Wout van Aert on your side can help. “He dropped Tadej Pogacardelivers a dumbfounded Vingegaard. The best rider in the world, Wout van Aert, helps me win the Tour“. Not pretentious for a penny, WVA is content to be”proud to have contributed“.

Jumbo wanted to respond to UAE

When I heard that Pogacar had been let go, I told myself that I had to give everything I had leftcontinues the Belgian. That’s what I did and Jonas managed to continue alone for three kilometers. After what the UAE team showed on Wednesday, we wanted to attack. We had to take our responsibilities. That’s why I attacked from kilometer zero. It was crazy, one of the craziest days of my career. ” What transpires from this team is the joy of racing. It is obviously always easier to have a smile in victory but this contrasts with the recent past.

It’s different to attack or defend You’re in a different state of mind“, analyzes a Vingegaard who makes the truism. If the experience drawn from past failures obviously played its role, the personality of the leader may also have helped to change the deep soul of the team. If Primoz Roglic put control above all, Vingegaard is more talkative, disorder does not scare him.

I am happy to work for Jonasadmits Kuss once again excellent in the mountains. It gives me and everyone else confidence. He is calm, sure of himself. It’s always better to be able to work without pressure.“Even if for ten days the Dane was content to follow Pogacar’s banderillas, the Jumbo maintained a certain pressure and, with the exception of the Peyragudes stage, always had the upper hand.”He felt good every day, laughs Kuss. Each time he wanted us to push the pace harder to make a difference. I hope today was enough for him“What Jonas wanted, Vingegaard got. That’s having a great team.

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