the Belgian Philipsen flies over the sprint on the Champs Elysées, Vingegaard consecrated

The 2022 edition of the Grande Boucle, won by Jonas Vingegaard, has delivered its verdict this Sunday.

That’s it, it’s over… The Tour de France ended this Sunday on the Champs Elysées, as usual. And as usual, it was in the sprint that this final stage was settled, the 21st. Sprint won by Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix). The 24-year-old Belgian rider celebrates his second victory in this 2022 Tour.

Obviously, no earthquake in the general classification at this stage in the form of a great procession to the most beautiful avenue in the world: the Danish Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) wins the 2022 edition of the Grande Boucle ahead of the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (United Arab Emirates) and the British Geraint Thomas. The first Frenchman, David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) is in fourth place. Seventh place for his compatriot Romain Bardet (DSM). The 2023 edition will begin in Bilbao on July 1. Arrival on the 23rd.

The fact of the day

The traditional parade will have lasted a little longer than usual. Apart from Simon Geschke’s point of honor at the top of the Pavé des Gardes hill (category 4 hill), nothing happened in the first hour and a half of the “race”. The stage was marked by smiles, laughter, family breaks on the side of the road, and even a glass of champagne for the yellow jersey team Jonas Vingegaard.

Block of 5O kilometers

Finally, the race started as soon as they entered the Champs Elysees circuit, 56 kilometers from the finish line. From then on, some great drivers like Nils Politt (Bora), Stefan Bissegger (EF) or Maximilian Schachmann (Bora) tried things. Nothing was possible today. Even the Frenchman Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis) could not do anything within a kilometer of the finish line against the sprint teams. The “kilometer trick” didn’t work. Tadej Poagacar also tried to surprise 4 kilometers from the line but the offense did not take off. And in the game of sprinters, it was the coolest who won. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin) dominated the last explanation among the TGVs of the peloton. Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange) took second, while Alexander Kristoff (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) surprised to complete the podium for the day. The green jersey Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) did not compete in this last sprint. He preferred to take advantage until the end alongside the yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard.

The number of the day

1. It is the first time that a runner of the Jumbo-Visma structure has won the Tour de France. It is also the first time that the Danish Jonas Vingegaard has won the Grande Boucle. It’s the day of the premieres, and it should be celebrated well!

Tweet of the day

They did it for three weeks, today we had to keep doing it… Tadej Pogacar (white jersey) and Wout Van Aert (green jersey) attacked again today, and more so at kilometer zero! Of course, both pilots have a rather developed sense of humor… This attack was just a joke. Yellow jersey Jonas Vingegaard still reacted to the offense. You never know…

statement of the day

Jasper Philipsen, big winner of the day:
“Winning here is a dream come true. It is a set that materializes. If I had to choose one stage it would have been this one, I still had the legs today and had good confidence. The team sacrificed themselves and we pulled ourselves up the mountain precisely for this moment. The Tour was not easy for us with Matthieu’s retirement, but we focused on stage wins and in the end, this 2022 Tour is a success. Tonight we’re going to have dinner with the whole team, then we’re going to celebrate this Tour finish and these wins. »

picture of the day

The Jumbo-Visma team, of course… Jonas Vingegaard and his teammates celebrated at the finish line of the Champs Elysees, as tradition dictates. The image is splendid, among great champions.

The Jumbo-Visma formation crossing the finish line. panoramic

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