Tour de France champ Vingegaard extends Jumbo-Visma deal


TOUR de France champion Jonas Vingegaard will remain with Jumbo-Visma until the end of 2027, the Dutch team said on Tuesday.

Vingegaard, who defeated Tadej Pogacar to win cycling’s biggest race last year, joined Jumbo-Visma in 2019. He extended his contract by three years.

“I have had a fantastic journey with the team who has supported me in every way to become the rider I am today,” Vingegaard said. “I appreciate the quality of the team and the people here and feel at home.”

Jumbo-Visma is one of the most potent teams in men’s road cycling, with Primoz Roglic and Wout van Aert also part of its squad. Vingegaard will count on the star-studded team this summer to achieve his main goal of the season: Defending his Tour title.

“The Tour de France is something very special,” he said. “The feeling I had, standing on top of the podium, was fantastic. My goal is to go for many more wins.”

The Tour starts on July 1 from the Spanish city of Bilbao.

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