Tour: Vingegaard wins 18th stage, sees triumph in Paris

The yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard alone won the 18th stage of the Tour de France, from Lourdes to Hautacam, of 143.5km, the last uphill finish of this edition of the Grande Boucle. A success that blocks the leadership of the Danish Jumbo Visma in view of his arrival in Paris on Sunday. His rival, Tadej Pogacar, winner of the last two editions, tried them all to attack him but in the end he gave up, finishing second and his gap in the standings now exceeds three minutes.

Pogacar falls, Vingegaard brakes downhill and waits for him to resume the duel for the yellow jersey. A gesture of great fair play at the Tour de France by the Danish Jumbo Visma against his rival in a key moment of the 18th stage. The Dane and Slovenian are marching like a man between the climbs and descents of the Pyrenean hamlet from Lourdes to Hautacam. In the dangerous descent from the Col de Spandelles, about thirty kilometers from the finish, first Vingegaard risked falling, then Pogacar ended up on the ground, immediately losing a lot of ground but the Dane braked waiting for his rival, who thanked him by shaking his hand before pushing both of them back on the pedals.

Source: Ansa

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