Friday, September 22, 2023

Jonas Vingegaard and his energetic reaction to doping allegations: “It’s not sport”


Dane Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma), double winner of the Tour and second in the 2023 Vuelta a España, emphasized his joy at the victory of his teammate Sepp Kuss and said that he understood the skepticism that his team might have aroused by winning three places on the podium.

“We understand the skepticism that there may be, but people don’t know the effort we put in, how we take care of every detail. Especially this week, when we did things so well, you can understand that we are making a difference,” said Vingegaard.

Vingegaard, who had to answer daily questions about doping during the last tour, continued to make statements. “There is no doubt about us. For me personally, this means a lot of hard work and sacrifice. If you win, it’s because you’re winning, if you don’t win, it’s because you’re not winning. For me.” For me personally, there is no such thing as doping. For me it’s not a sport. At first you want to win, but doing something forbidden is one of the things you can’t do in sports. That’s right,” he concluded.

Regarding the possibility of competing in the big three in the same season, Vingegaard did not rule out the possibility.

“When you play sports, you don’t do it for money. What matters is that my partner won the round. I am happy. As for the future, I am not afraid, but at some point we will have to face this challenge.” Period,” he commented.

Vingegaard also stated: “Jumbo Visma is one of the best teams, it is very professional, I am sure everyone here wants to do well, it is the best team to be a part of.”

Overall ranking of the Vuelta a España 2023, after stage 20

1. Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) – 74 hours 23′ 42”

2. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma)

3. Primož Roglič (Jumbo Visma) – a 1′ 08”

4. Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates)

5. Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) – 4′ 03″

6. Enric Mas (Movistar Team) – at 4′ 14”

7. Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora Hansgrohe) – and 8′ 19”

8. Cian Uitjdeboreks (Bora Hansgrohe) 8′ 26″

9. Joao Almeida (UAE-Team Emirates) – 10′ 08”

10. Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) – 12′ 04”

16. One Rubio (Movistar Team) – at 35′ 15”

43. Sergio Higuita (Bora Hansgrohe) – 2h 08′ 31”

53. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) – 2 hours 19′ 47”

85. Diego Camargo (EF Education EasyPost) – at 3h 00′ 04′

147. Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) – at 4h 27′ 41′

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