What Bike Does 2023 Tour de France Favourite Jonas Vingegaard Ride?

It’s not that uncommon for the best competitive cyclists to win back-to-back editions of the Tour de France – Chris Froome is just one of the competitors to have achieved the feat in the past decade.

Jonas Vingegaard will be aiming to replicate their success in 2023, with the Dane showing his stamina in the mountain stages last year and proving incredibly consistent throughout the 21 stages.

Unsurprisingly, plenty of amateur cyclists and enthusiasts want to know more about Vingegaard’s two-wheel set-up, which has been streamlined ahead of the Tour de France as the Jumbo-Visma man looks to double-up in 2023.

Stronger, Faster, Better?

The 26-year-old has been made an 11/10 favourite in the sports betting odds for the 2023 Tour de France, with the likes of Jai Hindley (14/1), Enric Mas Nicolau (25/1) and Ben O’Connor (30/1) also in the hunt.

If Vingegaard is going to retain his yellow jersey, he will need his equipment to oblige throughout the 2,000-mile scramble – happily for him, his manufacturer Cervélo are one of the very best in the business.

The Dane revealed his 2023 bike at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June, where he once again showcased his extraordinary power on the ascent to win two hilly stages of the 750-mile race before taking overall glory by more than two minutes from Britain’s Adam Yates.

Vingegaard rode his Cervélo R5 in the Tour de France warm-up, confirming he will once again go with the 54cm bike – smaller than many that will compete for the yellow jersey, but befitting of his 5ft 9in height.

There are 172.5mm SRAM Red cranks and 400mm of handlebar width – his bar and stem are a one-piece measuring 110mm in length. Vingegaard will once again utilise a Fizik saddle, which is set back around 25mm.

His 12-speed gears and brakes (160mm at the front, 140mm at the rear) are also from SRAM, while he’ll be banking on Reserve 37 wheels and Vittoria Corsa Pro Graphen tyres (700×28) to carry him around the 21 stages of the Tour de France circuit.

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    Break The Chain

    One of the innovations that Vingegaard is rolling with in 2023 is a single chain ring, which the Dane will use for much of the Tour de France – barring the steepest stages, in which he will rotate back to a double chain ring.

    The idea is that the single chain ring will ensure his Cervélo R5 runs lighter, which in turn should manifest itself in faster times on flatter sections – an area of potential weakness for Vingegaard, who will be hoping to make marginal gains here before he excels on the climb.

    It’s something of a gamble – many in the Tour de France field will opt for the greater security of a double chain ring, but there’s no doubt that Vingegaard will need to gain seconds on the flat sections to ensure the best possible platform for the mountainous stages where he excels. Whether the calculated risk pays off only time will tell. If it does, Vingegaard will take some stopping as he races to a second general classification victory.

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