Great news for Jonas Vingegaard ahead of Tour de France: "He is able to work on the time-trial bike and it doesn't bother him"

Jonas Vingegaard fractured ribs, suffered a punctured lung but also fractured a collarbone in his crash at Itzulia Basque Country. The latter created an issue for the Team Visma | Lease a Bike rider where he could not ride the time-trial bike, but that obstacle has now been overcome.

"He is able to work on the time-trial bike and it doesn't bother him at the moment so he is able to do the work on it. He was on the time-trial bike on Monday afternoon, and it went well, so I think you can continuously put more intensity on," Tim Heemskerk said in an interview with TV2 Sport.

In late May Vingegaard travelled to Tignes to prepare for the Tour de France with the maximum level of focus. Ever since, he has been joined by Wout van Aert and Christophe Laporte, and away from racing has been putting in the work to recover the best of his abilities. Two weeks of work remain before the Tour de France, and Visma is focused in improving his form as much as possible.

"He had to skip the Dauphiné, so he has not made a single start in a race situation. But he is preparing through training, he is on the road and riding with the boys." Vingegaard's test will most likely be at the Tour itself when the race tackles the climbs. Although it has not been given as an absolute certain, it can be said that it is virtually guaranteed that he will make the trip to Florence ahead of the 29th of June.

Heemskerk recently said in words to BT that "next week and the week after are essential for the Tour. What's also important is that he has a feeling of 'wow, I'm getting more and more prepared." Vingegaard will be joined by a few more teammates over the coming days, whilst Primoz Roglic for example has already made the trip to Tignes as well.

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