Jonas Vingegaard takes Tour de France glory and Pogacar’s aura of invincibility

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  • Geraint Thomas, third behind Pogacar, ponders one more Tour

From the Grand Départ in Copenhagen to the denouement in Paris, a besotted nation has been hanging on to Jonas Vingegaard’s coat tails. On Sunday, the Champs Élysées turned steadfastly Danish, with a dash of impetuous Slovenian and a hint of deadpan Welsh.

Vingegaard swept into Paris transported by his near-infallible Jumbo-Visma team to win the Tour de France at his second attempt, from defending champion Tadej Pogacar and the peloton’s Mister Consistency, Geraint Thomas, who took his third podium finish in four years.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Paris
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