Christophe Laporte wins stage 19 to end home drought in Tour de France

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  • Jumbo-Visma rider pulls clear of sprinters in final kilometre
  • Vingegaard untroubled on stage again paused by protests

When Tadej Pogacar dramatically toppled a shell-shocked Primoz Roglic in the final time trial of the 2020 Tour de France to snatch the yellow jersey from the Jumbo-Visma team, Jonas Vingegaard was in hospital, celebrating the arrival of his first child.

“I had just had my daughter, so I was watching from the hospital,” this year’s race leader said, on the eve of the 2022 Tour’s final “race of truth”, after being asked if memories of Roglic’s humiliation at the hands of Pogacar still haunted the team.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Cahors
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