"He knows he is supported by the best team in the world" - Jose de Cauwer explains why Jonas Vingegaard is Tour de France favourite

After his emphatic overall victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné, Jonas Vingegaard will understandably head to the Tour de France full of confidence. In the opinion of Jose de Cauwer, the Dane will be the big favourite to take a second Maillot Jaune.

"Jumbo-Visma is ready. The team was very good. No one comes close to Vingegaard at the moment. He can go to the Tour without any worries," de Cauwer tells Sporza. "Last year I think he already knew in the Dauphiné that he was the better of Roglic, but Roglic did not want to fully accept that at the time. But in the Tour, he then claimed that leader. Now he is liberated and he knows he is supported by the best team in the world."

Vingegaard's main rival of course will be the former two-time Tour de France winner, Tadej Pogacar. After crashing out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and fracturing his wrist, Pogacar has not raced. Instead, the Slovenian has been training at an altitude camp, something that de Cauwer believes could raise questions.

"The Slovenian has questions. He still has to fully heal after his wrist injury and has had a disrupted preparation," explains de Cauwer. "It remains to be seen."

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