“I don’t do drugs. The others have already said it, but I’m clean,” defends winner Jonas Vingegaard


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The Dane was on the set of the Vélo Club on Sunday, after taking the final podium in the Grande Boucle.

“I’m clean. I don’t do drugs. I don’t do drugs. I don’t use illegal substances. I know that’s what others before me have said [avant leur contrôle positif]but I’m clean”. Following the celebration of his second consecutive Tour de France title, Jonas Vingegaard gave an interview on the microphone of France Televisions. The Dane did not shy away from the question of suspected doping that targeted him since his stratospheric performance in the Combloux time trial on Tuesday.

“I totally understand the suspicions. It’s good to remain skeptical after what happened in cycling 20, 30 years ago. We have to remain critical but that doesn’t mean that every time there’s a doubt, the riders take drugsdefended the pilot of the Jumbo-Visma. The moment we stop doubting, that’s when runners will start doping again.”. She felt she was “better than last year”. He also returned to his rivalry with Tadej Pogacar and was said “eager” return to Denmark to celebrate his title.

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