Jonas Vingegaard Tour de France

The 2023 route for the men’s Tour de France unveiled on Thursday passes across all five of the nation’s mountain ranges. Photo: Twitter @LeTour

BREAKING | Tour de France result: Jonas Vingegaard wins jersey yellow

Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France on Sunday, ending the reign of two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar who was second.

Jonas Vingegaard Tour de France

The 2023 route for the men’s Tour de France unveiled on Thursday passes across all five of the nation’s mountain ranges. Photo: Twitter @LeTour

Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard won the Tour de France on Sunday, ending the reign of two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar who was second.

Geraint Thomas, the 2018 champion, was third.

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Belgium’s Jasper Philipsen won the dash for the line on the cobbled Champs Elysees to take the iconic final stage victory.

The ecstatic Philipsen lifted his bike aloft at the finish line after taking his second win of this Tour, turning the page on his embarrassment of mistakenly celebrating on stage four, when he had in fact finished second.

Vingegaard and his Jumbo-Visma team-mates all crossed the line together in a line and cheering wildly.

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After a relentless struggle over peaks and plains in a crushing heatwave, Vingegaard assured his win on Saturday’s time-trial having taken the lead in the Alps and extended it in the Pyrenees.

His Dutch team Jumbo produced a brilliant collective effort with six stage wins, the green sprint jersey for van Aert and the polka dot mountains jersey for Vingegaard.

Defeated champion Pogacar won the best under-25s jersey for the third time and leaves this Tour with his reputation intact after attacking Vingegaard to the bitter end.

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Factfile on Jonas Vingegaard who won the 2022 Tour de France title:

Full name: Jonas Vingegaard

Nationality: Danish

Date of birth: December 10, 1996 (25 years old)

Place of birth: Hillerslev, Denmark

Height: 1.75m (5ft 9in)

Team: Jumbo-Visma

Career:

Best Grand Tour results

Tour de France: Champion (2022); Two stage wins (2022)

Vuelta a Espana: 46th (2020)

One-day wins: La Drome Classic (2022)

Stage-race wins: Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (2021)

Stage wins: One stage, Tour of Poland (2019); One stage UAE Tour (2021); One stage Criterium du Dauphine (2022)

A list of the last 10 winners of the Tour de France (country/team):

2022 – Jonas Vingegaard (DAN/JBV)

2021 – Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE)

2020 – Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE)

2019 – Egan Bernal (COL/INE)

2018 – Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY)

2017 – Chris Froome (GBR/SKY)

2016 – Chris Froome (GBR/SKY)

2015 – Chris Froome (GBR/SKY)

2014 – Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST)

2013 – Chris Froome (GBR/SKY)