Jonas Vingegaard reveals he skipped a drug test: "I left my cell phone in the kitchen and the buzzer didn't work"

Jonas Vingegaard, winner of the last 2 de France, has given an interview to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet in which he revealed that he skipped a doping control and the reasons why he was unable to do so.

"I had left my cell phone in the kitchen and the doorbell didn't work. They tried to call me and it was clearly impossible to answer. Of course, it's not right. But they came two days later," he commented on the event. The Dane, in statements translated by CyclingNews, acknowledged that it is not positive what happened to him: "It's not a good thing to get a failed control. It's something I think about to make sure it doesn't happen again".

The Dane agrees with the Whereabouts system that forces cyclists to be available daily to be checked: "I don't think it's that complicated, you always have to remember. It's a hassle, but when I'm at home it's not that hard."

The Jumbo-Visma rider talked about his teammate Michel Hessman's positive, although without getting too wet: "I don't know how it got into his body. But I think the biggest fear of every cyclist is that you get it through some food or something you eat, and that way you test positive without your intention having been cheating, but you still get it in your body."


Jonas Vingegaard ends the interview by making clear his position that cycling today is cleaner than ever and that cyclists are thought ill of because of what happened in the past:

"I don't want to hide it, but as it has happened, I still think it's important to talk about the past. Because if you sweep it under the rug, it's clear that people can still not care if everybody cheats. If you talk about it, there's a better chance of not cheating, I think. Maybe it's a way to prevent it from happening in the future. I don't take anything, and I don't think the rest of the peloton does either. As I can win the Tour de France twice without taking anything, I also believe that the others don't take anything either."

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