Factbox-Cycling-Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard


Cycling - Tour de France - Stage 21 - Paris La Defense Arena to Champs-Elysees - France - July 24, 2022 Jumbo - Visma's Jonas Vingegaard wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey celebrates winning the Tour de France REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

(Reuters) - Factbox on Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard, who won his first Grand Tour title at the Tour de France on Sunday:

Age: 25

Born: Dec. 10, 1996 in Hillerslev, Denmark

Grand Tour titles: Tour de France 2022

EARLY LIFE

* Played soccer as a child and became involved in cycling as a 10-year-old after watching the Tour of Denmark.

* Worked part-time at a fish auction and fish factory while pursuing a cycling career before turning professional aged 19, when he joined Danish Continental team ColoQuick in 2016.

CAREER

* Joined Team Jumbo-Visma in 2019 and earned his first major professional victory later that year with a stage win at the Tour de Pologne.

* Made his Grand Tour debut in a COVID-interrupted 2020 season, supporting team mate Primoz Roglic in his overall victory at the Vuelta a Espana.

* Had his breakthrough in 2021, winning a stage of the UAE Tour and claiming the overall victory in the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali in Italy.

* Finished second behind Roglic in the Tour of the Basque Country and made Jumbo-Visma's Tour de France squad.

* Rose to prominence at the Tour de France, finding himself team leader after Roglic pulled out following an earlier crash, and took second place on the podium behind champion Tadej Pogacar.

* Geared up for the 2022 Tour de France by finishing runner-up in the Criterium du Dauphine.

* Won his first Grand Tour title at the Tour de France and became the second Danish rider to triumph in Paris after Bjarne Riis prevailed in 1996.

(Compiled by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad; Editing by Toby Davis)

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