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Vingegaard Wins Tour de France Singapore Criterium: “Every time you win in yellow is special”

By Monica Buck

65 kilometres of circuit racing saw Jonas Vingegaard win the Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium. It was more an exhibition event than a race. However, the big names made numerous attacks despite the harsh weather conditions. Mark Cavendish fought for the points competition in the intermediate sprints and a bunch of favourites went clear into a break.

Vingegaard, Chris Froome, Enric Mas, Vincenzo Nibali, and Simon Geschke were the ones to get away with two of the 20 laps to go. Vingegaard then managed to go solo with an attack in the final kilometre. He crossed the line with his arms in the air, showing off his yellow jersey.

“It’s been a great season and great to take a victory in yellow here too. Every time you win in yellow is special,” Vingegaard said.

“I didn’t expect that we’d go away in a break, I thought some guys wanted a sprint. But we got away and there were four good riders out there. It was hard, it was really humid and so a hard day.”

Chris Froome edged out Vincenzo Nibali to take second place.