27 Facts About Jonas Vingegaard

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Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen is a Danish cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.

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Jonas Vingegaard was known as a physical specimen and broke records in climbs, but still lacked major results on the road.

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Jonas Vingegaard gained international recognition after attacking on Mont Ventoux, dropping race leader and eventual winner Tadej Pogacar and finished second in the general classification.

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Relentlessly advancing, Jonas Vingegaard won the stage and the yellow jersey and gained +2:51 on Pogacar.

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Jonas Vingegaard played both football and handball from an early age.

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Jonas Vingegaard was a spectator, alongside his father, when the first stage of 2007 Danmark Rundt departed on 1 August from Thisted, the main town in the region.

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Jonas Vingegaard subsequently enrolled in the club and started riding his first races.

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Jonas Vingegaard cycled with the Thy Cykle Ring for five seasons, until he moved to Aalborg Cykle Ring in 2013.

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In large parts of the 2017 season, Jonas Vingegaard did not take part in many races as he was sidelined with a broken femur after a crash in the 2017 Tour des Fjords.

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10.

Jonas Vingegaard simply has a pump and a heart that is in a class of its own.

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Jonas Vingegaard's [heart] is far clear of the average of Danish, male cyclists'.

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12.

Jonas Vingegaard joined Team Jumbo–Visma in 2019, and that year, he achieved his first UCI WorldTour win in stage 6 of the Tour de Pologne.

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Jonas Vingegaard completed his first Grand Tour, the Vuelta a Espana, where he rode as a domestique for Primoz Roglic, who would go on to win the race overall.

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Jonas Vingegaard won stage 5 of his first race in 2021, the UAE Tour, before winning two stages and the overall in the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.

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On stage 8, the race's first mountain stage, Jonas Vingegaard finished with the main GC group, losing almost three and a half minutes to Tadej Pogacar, who took over the yellow jersey.

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Jonas Vingegaard safely finished the last stage to become the second Danish rider to achieve a podium finish in the Tour de France and the first since 1996.

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Team Jumbo-Visma dominated the 2022 Criterium du Dauphine where Jonas Vingegaard finished 2nd behind teammate Roglic, and won the queen stage of the race.

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Jonas Vingegaard started the Tour de France in strong form with Pogacar being the only GC rider finishing ahead of him after the opening stage individual time trial.

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19.

Jonas Vingegaard suffered a mechanical and could no longer ride his bike, but teammate Nathan Van Hooydonck was nearby to give him his bike.

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Relentlessly advancing, Jonas Vingegaard won the stage and the yellow jersey and gained +2:51 on Pogacar.

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Jonas Vingegaard defended his lead the following day which concluded with a mountain top finish on Alpe d'Huez.

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On stage 17 Jonas Vingegaard was the only rider to stay with the UAE Team Emirates combination of Pogacar and Brandon McNulty up the final climb.

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Inside the final 500 meters of the very steep finish both Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard attacked to go for the stage win, but Pogacar took it on the line.

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24.

The only time Jonas Vingegaard lost was the four seconds difference in bonus time.

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25.

Jonas Vingegaard crossed the finish line in Paris about a minute behind the sprinters, riding side by side with his remaining teammates.

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26.

Jonas Vingegaard is the son of Claus Christian Rasmussen and Karina Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen from Hillerslev, Thy.

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27.

From August 2012, Jonas Vingegaard attended the voluntary 10th grade on the cycling track at ISI Idrætsefterskole in Ikast.

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