A vibrant battle took place between Passy and Combloux, where in a great demonstration the Danish Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) was the best in the 22.4-kilometre individual time trial, which began the last week of the 2023 Tour de France.
The current champion of the “Grand Bouclé” signed the victory in stage 16 of the gala round with a time of 32:36” at an average speed of 41.22 km/h, valid to overcome Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) by 1:38 minutes and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) by 2:51 minutes.
The best Colombian was Harold Tejada (Astana Qazqstan) in box 22 at 4:16” from the winner. While the other two competing beetles did not perform the exercise at the top of the clock. Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-EasyPost) finished in 127th place and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) in 135th.
As for the general classification, the Danish Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) continues to lead, with a time of 63 hours, 6 minutes and 53 seconds. He is followed by the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) at 1:48” and Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) at 8:52”.
Little movement occurred in the hot seat during the day. In the first batch of riders, the Frenchman Rémi Cavagna (Soudal Quick-Step) stood out, who had been dominating the time trial for a long time. In the continuity of the arrivals, the Swiss Stefan Küng (Groupama – FDJ) proved incapable of threatening the Frenchman and ended up registering 35:42”.
Then the favorites came out, and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) was not out of place and surpassed the Frenchman. Minutes later Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) improved the Belgian’s time. In the end, with the cadence at full speed, Jonas Vingegaard confirmed his great moment to be a serious contender for the title, which he is getting closer to, with 5 stages to go, two of them mountainous.
This Wednesday stage 17 of the French round will take place, starting in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc and ending in Courchevel, over a 165.7-kilometre route in mountainous terrain, which includes four categorized ascents.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico