PARIS (AP) — Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark won his first Tour de France title on Sunday after coming out on top of a thrilling three-week duel with defending champion Tadej Pogacar.
The 25-year-old Vingegaard became the first Danish rider to win cycling’s biggest race since Bjarne Riis in 1996. He finished 3 minutes, 34 seconds ahead of second-place Pogacar.
Vingegaard, who was runner-up to Pogacar last year, built his success in the mountains.
Jasper Philipsen won Sunday’s last stage around Paris to the Champs-Elysees in a sprint.
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