Jonas Vingegaard’s time trial win on Stage 16 of the Tour de France was a historic performance. Vingegaard’s winning margin of 1:38 over Tadej Pogacar was the biggest in a Tour de France time trial since 2014.
Vingegaard’s performance was all the more impressive considering that he started the day with only a 10-second lead in the general classification. Pogacar, the defending champion, was expected to be the favorite in the time trial, but Vingegaard simply put in a masterclass.
Vingegaard averaged 54.16 kilometers per hour over the 22.4-kilometer course, which is an incredible pace. He was simply untouchable on the day, and his performance has put him in a very strong position to win the Tour de France.
With two mountain stages remaining, Vingegaard will be the favorite to take the yellow jersey in Paris. He has shown that he is the best time trialist in the world right now, and he has also proven that he can climb with the best of them.
Pogacar is not out of the race yet, but he will need a herculean effort to overturn Vingegaard’s lead. The Slovenian rider has shown that he is capable of great things, but he will need to be at his very best if he wants to win the Tour de France for a third consecutive year.
Vingegaard’s time trial win was a stunning performance, and it has put him in a very strong position to win the Tour de France. The Danish rider has shown that he is the best rider in the world right now, and he will be the favorite to take the yellow jersey in Paris.