Jonas Vingegaard reacts and wins stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana

The athlete remains in second place in the general classification

Last Tuesday (12), through social networks and official websites, Jonas Vingegaard showed that he was back on the track, winning stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana. Cyclists Primo Roglic and Sepp Kuss remained in second and third place in the competition.

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There were doubts that the Jumbo-Visma members could maintain the same performance they have been achieving in the last stages, due to the serious car accident with teammate Nathan Van Hooydonck and his wife, which occurred on the day of the race.

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However, the athletes took the competition as a way to show their strength and determination to dedicate the victory to their cyclist and teammate. “This morning we received some horrible news and I think it affected everyone on the team. He is my best friend and I wanted so much to win for him, to dedicate the victory to him. Yes, it is an emotional victory”, said Jonas Vingegaard.

The cyclist reported how Jumbo-Visma managed to balance emotions during the stage: “The team did an incredible job today, at break time the guys were controlling it very well and then I went ahead. The team gave the three of us the opportunity to try. I went at a good time.”

Previously, in an interview during the competition’s rest day, Jonas Vingegaard stated that his performance in the first week of the Vuelta a Espana would have been hampered due to serious stomach problems. In a report, the athlete declares that he was better and ready for the next phases.

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