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Jonas Vingegaard got the colour of a leader's jersey mixed up again

Jul 01, 2023Jul 01, 2023

The Vuelta a España begins on Saturday and double Tour de France champion and Giro winner Primož Roglič will be on the hunt for the maillot rojo. Vingegaard is no stranger to leader’s jerseys, but he’s gotten the colours mixed up a few times.

On Friday, in an interview with Sporza, they laid out their goals for the final Grand Tour of 2023.“We just want to win this Vuelta. And that’s also possible with Sepp Kuss,” the Dane said. His Slovenian teammate added that time will sort out which one of the Jumbo-Visma riders will be team leader.

“We don’t have to decide that right now,” Roglic said. “We just want to win here with our team. That’s also possible with Sepp Kuss, huh. He’s also part of this team.”

Jumbo-Visma has several aces up its sleeve, so the Dane is confident that they will get to Madrid with the lead. “We’re not trying this for the first time,” Vingegaard added. “It has already worked out well and we are working very well together. We’ll see everything during this Vuelta.”

It’s also possible that this year’s Vuelta will see a scene reminiscent of the 1985 and 1986 Tours de France where Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault dominated the race as teammates.

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“We will help each other. We don’t race against each other, we race with each other,” Vingegaard added. And if both of them are vying for the lead? “That would be a luxury problem,” Vingegaard said. “Yellow is the main goal.”


“Uh, red, of course,” he said, correcting himself. Given that Vingegaard has spent quite a bit of time in the yellow jersey, he can be absolutely forgiven for the flub. Although, that being said, at the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico, he did get a little confused about the colour of that race’s leader’s jersey: it’s blue, to recognized that it’s called the “Race of the Two Seas” since it goes from the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts of Italy