Tour de France winner Vingegaard to skip world championships

Jumbo-Visma team's Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard celebrates on the podium with the overall leader's yellow jersey after winning the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race. AFP/Thomas Samson

COPENHAGEN - Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard is to skip September's world road race championships in Australia, Danish national team selector Anders Lund said.

Vingegaard will instead concentrate on activities with his team, Jumbo-Visma, Lund said.

"We spoke with him and his team and they decided it was better to rest him," Lund explained.

"It is one thing to be ready physically, but you also need to be mentally ready."

Magnus Cort Nielsen, Jakob Fuglsang and Soren Kragh Andersen will all feature in a strong Danish line-up in Australia for the event that starts September 18.

Fuglsang is a former winner of the prestigious Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day race, while Cort Nielsen has won stages on the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana.


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