Tour de France stage 16 report: Vingegaard dominates TT

Vingegaard's virtuoso performance cements his yellow jersey while the race for third tightens.

Jonas Vingegaard utterly destroyed the field on stage 16. Photo © Vincent Kalut / Cor Vos

Joe Lindsey
by Joe Lindsey 18.07.2023 Photography by
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After two weeks of desperately close racing, defending Tour de France champion Jonas Vingegaard stamped his authority on the race with a dominant victory in the lone time trial to finally put some daylight between himself and rival Tadej Pogačar. Vingegaard was fastest at every time check on the 22.4 km course to finish a stunning 1:38 in front of Pogačar and take his first stage win of the 2023 Tour.

Brief results

  1. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 32:26
  2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) @ 1:38
  3. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) @ 2:51
  4. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain Victorious) @ 2:55
  5. Simon Yates (Jayco-AlUla) @ 2:58

General classification

  1. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 63:06:53
  2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) @ 1:48
  3. Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) @ 8:52
  4. Carlos Rodriguez (Ineos Grenadiers) @ 8:57
  5. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) @ 11:15
That left a mark: Wout van Aert shows the pain of his third-place effort on the day. Photo © Nico Vereecken / Cor Vos

Brief analysis

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Top cyclocross racer Eli Iserbyt had a comment about Wout van Aert feeling like he got smashed in the TT:

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