Melanie Faure with AFP
8:14 p.m., July 24, 2022
Danish cyclist Jonas Vingaard won the Tour de France this Sunday, crossing the finish line on the Champs-Elysées around 7:45 p.m. He thus brings down the double title holder, Tadej Pogacar. Belgian Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) won the 21st and final stage in a sprint.
At 25, Vingaard put his name on the charts for the first time, one after finishing second behind Tadej Pogacar.
This time, the Dane beat the Slovenian, double title holder, who lost three and a half minutes at the end of some 3,350 kilometers of the course. The Welshman Geraint Thomas, winner in 2018 and second the following year, reached the podium for the third time, at the age of 36. The first Frenchman, David Gaudu, is ranked fourth.
Jonas Vinegaard, the surprise of international cycling and this 109th edition of the Tour de France. While the fallen champion Tadej Pogacar stood out from the youth categories, the Dane grew up in anonymity.
An almost total triumph for the Jumbo
In the 115.6 kilometers of the last stage, transformed as usual into a parade until entering the final circuit, the Jumbo team celebrated its almost total triumph. Vingegaard donned the yellow and polka dot jerseys for best climber, van Aert the green for the points classification.
The Dutch team, which suffered an unexpected setback in 2020 when Slovenian Primoz Roglic lost to Pogacar, took over six stages. Including three for van Aert alone, his boss on the road.
“We will remember these three weeks, the way we ran, welcomed the Belgian before the start given to La Défense. There was a lot of stress but we managed to manage it. The team was so strong !” On the Champs-Élysées, van Aert refrained from competing in the sprint he had won last year.
Philipsen, already winner of the fifteenth stage in Carcassonne, was clearly ahead of the Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen and the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff. Aged 24, the Belgian from the Alpecin team won for the second time in the Tour, one after taking second place on the avenue de la capital.