POLL: How will Matteo Jorgenson's GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

The Tour de France will have as headliners Jonas Vingegaard, Tadej Pogacar, Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel... But there will be plenty talent lurking in the shadows. One of the riders who has the most potential to surprise is Matteo Jorgenson of Team Visma | Lease a Bike.

The American rider was signed from Movistar this winter and it proved to be one of the most successful transfers of the year. The American was a key part of the team's cobbled classics campaign and won Dwars door Vlaanderen upon a string of injuries and illnesses in the block which included Wout van Aert.

He did that after winning Paris-Nice, putting on a very consistent performance, beating the likes of Roglic and Evenepoel for example; but thriving in the mountains, hills and time-trials. He put those skills on display once more at the Criterium du Dauphiné, finishing second in the overall classification only a few seconds behind Roglic in a race that was significantly more mountainous.

Hence, it could not be discarded that Jorgenson will be kept as a second card for Visma to play for the GC. They may do so, taking into consideration UAE Team Emirates has four contenders and BORA - hansgrohe have three - even Soudal - Quick-Step has Mikel Landa alongside Remco Evenepoel. However ideas of leading the team, despite Jonas Vingegaard's complicated spring, were refused by Jorgenson himself: "Ya'll are unhinged", he said to a discussion article from Wielerflits suggesting Vingegaard could support him.

However, it seems clear within Visma that there is one leader and that is the Dane. Team DS Merijn Zeeman said it himself that "Jonas is the only rider in our team at this moment who can win the Tour de France" and that is without a doubt the team's goal entering the 2024 edition.


How will Matteo Jorgenson' GC challenge go at 2024 Tour de France?

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