With the aim of recharging his energies and focusing on training for the next matches, Jonas Vingegaard announced that he will be away for two months and will only return in July for the Critérium du Dauphiné compétition, in the French Alps.
According to some critics of the sport, such as Michael Rasmussen, the athlete who won the last Tour de France had the right attitude when taking a break: “It’s a sensible program. The formula works for him and sounds like a good plan.”
“A lot of days without running is the right thing to do for him. When you do a bike race, all other things being equal, there is a significantly higher risk of things going wrong, particularly in day races, which are quite frantic,” said former athlete Michael Rasmussen.