Still appeared easy this Wednesday during the 17th stage of the Tour de France when his rival Tadej Pogacar suffered a thousand ailments, Jonas Vingaard cannot ignore the heavy suspicions which weigh on his frail shoulders.
Stratospheric the day before during the time trial, Jonas Vingaard killed the Tour de France 2023 this Wednesday by cheerfully taking advantage of the failure of his first rival Tadej Pogacar in the famous Col de la Loze. Now with a lead of 7’35 four steps from the goal, the Dane will certainly triumph on Sunday on the Champs-Elysées for the second consecutive year.
This week, the rustling at his encounter gave way to a clearly audible rumor of cells that tarnish an entire sport. The public doubts, the press doubts, and the peloton tries hard to think that it has conquered its old ghosts and that the many checks suffered are now enough to remove any temptation to cheat. As he had done last week already, Jonas Vingegaard, fully aware of the mistrust he inspires, thus wanted to reaffirm his loyalty to his family and his discipline.
« I take nothing »
» I understand it’s hard to trust cycling with what’s happened in the past. But I can tell you with my hand on my heart: I don’t take anything and I wouldn’t take anything that I wouldn’t give to my two-year-old daughter. “, hammers the Scandinavian yellow jersey this Wednesday evening in front of the media. Earlier in the day, on the airwaves of France Info, the boss of the Tour, Christian Prudhomme, also echoed a clean 2023 edition. « The yellow jersey is tested every day, as the bikes are checked every day “, he notably trumpeted.