Jonas Vingegaard, on Primoz Roglic: "It's a big loss, it would have been better if he would have stayed"

Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard, after celebrating another success in O Gran Camiño, has granted an interview to Marca in which he reflects on his professional future and talks, among other things, about his former teammate Primoz Roglic. At 27, the Visma - Lease Bike rider is at the peak of his career, but does he consider that he has reached his peak or does he think he can still improve?

"I don't think so. I mean, I think I'm doing really well right now and I'm really happy with the form I'm in," Vingegaard shares. "I feel like I haven't hit my ceiling. But I honestly believe that I can still improve a little bit towards the next challenges, towards the Tour de France for example. By the summer I think I'll be better for sure. That's something I'm convinced of."

Asked about his remarkable performance in Galicia and whether he plans to return next year, Vingegaard responds optimistically: "Yes, I've been good at it lately. This is a very nice race. I don't know why I like it, but I've found good form here and I'm happy with how I've performed. I'm happy and looking forward to the next races, but I've also really enjoyed what I've raced so far. Starting by winning here gives me confidence and morale."

The change in the Visma-Lease a Bike team, with the departure of stars like Roglic, is another prominent theme. "It's a big loss. It's something I've commented on these days," Vingegaard admits. "It would have been better if he had stayed within the team, of course, but he decided to leave. We will have to do our best in the races to see if we can still win. There have been several departures and other arrivals, but I am convinced that we will have a good team and we will achieve important goals."

On the upcoming edition of the Tour de France, Vingegaard reveals his enthusiasm: "Yes, I've seen the route a little bit and I actually think it's a great course. I like it. It looks very tough. I'm happy with how it's designed. I'm actually looking at the route quite a bit and I'm really looking forward to being able to be there."

The absence of stars like Wout Van Aert and the challenge posed by Tadej Pogacar in the Giro-Tour double are also points of discussion. "It will be tough at the Tour without Van Aert and with Roglic as a rival," Vingegaard admits. "I'm not really focused on one particular rival. There are several. I'm telling you for real, I haven't had any nightmares about anyone in particular," he adds with a chuckle.

As for his future challenges, Vingegaard makes his ambition clear: "In principle I think I do want to go to the Vuelta a España. I would like to win this race. The idea is to go this year, but a lot can happen until then. We'll decide together with the directors in the next few months."

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