Tour de France
Danish cyclist Jonas Vingegaard was crowned champion of biking's most prestigious race yesterday, capturing his second straight Tour de France title. Vingegaard finished almost seven-and-a-half minutes ahead of rival Tadej Pogačar, the largest margin in the 2,100-mile race since 2014.
Despite the final results, the pair were neck-and-neck for most of the stages until Vingegaard turned in a blistering effort in stage 16, building a 1:38 lead over Pogačar. The performance was followed by a dominant ride through stage 17 in the Alps, during which Pogačar radioed to his team he had run out of energy, effectively conceding the overall race to Vingegaard.
For his efforts, Vingegaard will take home around $540K in prize money. Pogačar, who won the title in 2020 and 2021, will receive around $220K. See photos from the full race here.