Tour de France stage 21 LIVE: Jonas Vingaard ready for victory

Tour de France stage 21 LIVE: Jonas Vingaard ready for victory

Tour de France 2022: Vingaard abandons Pogacar during the last mountain test of the Tour

The Tour de France comes to an end in the streets of Paris on stage 21 with Jonas Vingaard assured of the Yellow Jersey after a strong performance in yesterday’s time trial, finishing second behind teammate Jumbo-Visma 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 rush down the Champs-Élysées, with other sprinters who have come so far also keen. to end in style.

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 the 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 Mountains classification with a fine performance in the Pyrenees, but two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar will have the consolation of the best young rider white jersey 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.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

Ok, we are now less than 80 km away, is it time for the real race?

Last picturesque views taken by riders at the leisurely pace of Sunday, the Palace of Versailles is splendid in these sunny conditions.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

Philippe Gilbert takes advantage of the star at the front, soaking up every moment of his last Tour.

Vingegaard with his first sip of champagne then. A few glasses clinked through the window of a service car. Wonderful moment for any winner of the Tour.

“They’ve been the Tour team,” says Wiggins. “Wout is now the best all-around cyclist in the world, replacing Sagan.

“That’s what it’s all about at the end of the Tour. The winning team having the motorcade in front of the Champs Elysées. It’s been a joy to watch. They now have a job to do for the rest of the daytime.

“It’s going to be fast and frenetic on the Champs Elysées.”

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

Geraint Thomas: “I did some of my best numbers. At the same time, my previous best in 2018 I had more. It’s hard to live without it.

“I’m in great shape. Happy to have arrived here too. The group of guys we have. We all get along very well, the atmosphere on the bus, it’s just good.

“It was a subway, someone forgot to put the food on the bus. There were a few cookies and a foot long. No complaints.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

The calm before the storm, but don’t expect Jonas Vingaard’s mood to change.

The Yellow Jersey holder has a nice chat with American Neilson Powless, from EF Education-EasyPost.

A nice touch from Jumbo Visma, which pays homage to runners who haven’t gone that far, the numbers held up for former GC contender Primoz Roglic, as well as Steven Kruijswijk and Nathan Van Hooydonck.

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Tour de France Women 2022: Lorena Wiebes holds her child while celebrating her title as leader of the general classification with Yellow Jersey

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Dutch DSM team rider Lorena Wiebes holding her child celebrates her overall leader’s yellow jersey on the podium

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Dutch DSM team rider Lorena Wiebes holding her child celebrates her overall leader’s yellow jersey on the podium

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

Bradley Wiggins on Eurosport: “It’s procession to the Champs-Élysées, it’s hard for the runners, the atmosphere has gone from party to concentration.”

“It’s difficult to go from 20 km/h to 50-60 km/h. Vingeard, the new cycling superstar.

“He and Pogacar, Jumbo-Visma are the most complete team in the world. Even the guys who haven’t done the Tour. The UAE have to rebuild their team this winter.

“It’s quite boring to be sitting here, when we get to the Champs-Élysées it will be a spectacle. Oh, there’s Rigoberto Uran peeing, that’s the highlight right now.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

We can expect the race to start with around 80km to go, will anyone start early?

We still have 100 km to go and Luke Rowe and Bauke Mollema are taking advantage of their place at the front of the peloton.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

The runners cross the Domanial Forest of Meudon.

Beautiful scenes and a very jovial atmosphere at the front of the peloton.

To emphasize the relaxed nature of this beat, Luke Rowe is able to come down and apply sunscreen to his legs.

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The peloton leaves the Paris la Défense Arena

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The peloton leaves the Paris la Défense Arena

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

It’s a smooth start, as expected as we approach the last 100 kilometers of this stage.

Philippe Gilbert leads the procession alongside Van Aert.

It’s a beautiful day in the streets of Paris, the fans are there to greet the runners at every corner.

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 21

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Dane Jonas Vingaard, Belgian Wout van Aert and Slovenian Tadej Pogacar

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Dane Jonas Vingaard, Belgian Wout van Aert and Slovenian Tadej Pogacar

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