Tour de France 2022: Vingaard abandons Pogacar during the last mountain test of the Tour
The Tour de France ends in the streets of Paris on Stage 21 with Jonas Vingegaard assured of the Yellow Jersey continued a great performance in yesterday’s time trial finishing second behind his Jumbo-Visma teammate Wout van Aert in Rocamadour. While the Dane can relax today, Van Aert is hoping for more fireworks and a final stage victory in the mad dash down the Champs-Élysées, along with other sprinters who have made it this far too wanting to finish on a high note.
So Vingaard will enjoy the motorcade to the French capital alongside his Jumbo-Visma teammates, with a glass of champagne shared along the way. But Van Aert can take a fourth stage victory today, but he will have competition from those who have endured the Alps and Pyrenees in pursuit of the prestigious sprinters’ stage, with Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), Fabio Jakobsen (QuickStep), Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) and Dylan Groenewegen (BikeEchange) all in the running.
Elsewhere, Vingaard also picks up the polka dot jersey after triumphing in the king of the mountain classification with a fine performance in the Pyrenees, but double defending champion Tadej Pogacar will have the consolation of the white jersey of best youngster at least, and Geraint Thomas completed a third place on the podium of his career in the Tour de France. Follow all the live updates on the celebratory stage before the madness of the sprint finish crowns a fabulous edition of the Tour de France.
Tour de France 2022: Jasper Philipsen on stage 21
We are a few moments from the neutralized start…
Jasper Philipsen: “I think everyone survived well, we all made it to Paris. We can make a nice royal sprint out of it.
“It has to be a sprint, we can’t [go for a long one]the tourist arrival to celebrate the end of the tour.”
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 3:33 p.m.
Tour de France 2022: Could the traditional truce of the final stage for the Yellow Jersey change in the future?
Adam Blythe, Eurosport expert: “It’s a gentleman’s agreement, we could see that change.
“I still think that if he [Pogacar] was a second behind, maybe he would have a little play?
” I completely agree. But yes, it is the day of the sprinters.
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 3:29 p.m.
Tom Pidcock looks back on the first Tour de France
“It’s more about going through it, learning, writing things. Every little thing makes a difference,” said Tom Pidcock.
“When I joined the team they told me I have to write things as I learn and here every day I write everything down. So I have a pretty good idea for next year, a pretty good routine and all.
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 3:22 p.m.
Tour de France 2022: Stage 21
OK, so attention turns to stage 21 of the men’s Tour de France.
Glory for Vingaard, but who will win one of cycling’s most prestigious stages?
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 3:14 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022: Kasia Niewiadoma reacts to stage 1
Kasia Niewiadoma on stage 1: “It was surprisingly easy, I expected it to be difficult. Nice to open the legs.
“Nothing crazy happened. I was expecting a chaotic race, fighting for positions, but it felt relaxed, maybe because of the fairly wide roads.
“The last lap was about fighting for the lead, but I feel a lot for the GC riders, everyone is looking forward to that. You have to be aware of the other riders.
“My teammate was punctured a lap and a half from the finish. A little panic. It was a little preparation for Paris-Roubaix.
“I just want to stay safe in these stages. I’m glad everyone stayed relatively upright without hurting themselves.
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 3:00 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022: Pfeiffer Georgi reacts to Lorena Wiebes’ victory
After Wiebes edged Vos, third went to Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx).
Pfeiffer Georgi on the team’s victory: “It’s quite special. The final sprint was crazy, I had to go up a bit.
“It was quite tough. You always come up with a perfect plan, but today was hectic, you have to adapt. The girls did a good job of covering the moves.
“It’s 800m from the turn, it’s far, Lorena is in position, so she can win.
“Today is a monumental day, she doesn’t show it by feeling the pressure. Karaoke on the bus.
“Good vibrations before the start, she does not show the nerves. It’s a monumental day, but we tried to treat it like any other cycle race.
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 2:54 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022: Lorena Wiebes reacts to stage 1 victory
“It was a chaotic sprint. I was quite relaxed before the start, we did everything normally.
“Of course there were nerves towards the final. It’s amazing, I’m really, really happy about it.
“The whole team deserves it. We are ready for the next one.
“It was very tight, luckily I was able to accelerate once more and hold on until the finish line.”
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 2:43 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022
Vos on Wiebes: “She had a deserved victory.”
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 2:41 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022: Lorena Wiebes (DSM) wins stage 1 and becomes first leader
It’s Lorena Wiebes who takes it, it was a drag race to the line.
Your dives, incredible finish!
Huge win for Wiebes, she took the outside line and then matched Vos on a long home sprint, superb.
There are tears as she parties on the Champs-Élysées. Magic.
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 2:36 p.m.
Tour de France Women 2022
Biannic and Vos primed, Henderson leads…
Jack RathbornJuly 24, 2022 2:34 p.m.
Tour de France 2022 stage 21 LIVE: Jonas Vingaard set to win as Lorena Wiebes leads the Women’s race today
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