Jonas Vingegaard continued to show his impressive form on the final mountain day of an enthralling edition of the Tour de France. Stage 18 finished with the legendary Hautacam climb where Jonas Vingegaard took a big leap towards the overall victory by putting more than a minute into Tadej Pogačar. The Dane did not break his compatriot Bjarne Riis' record time (34:41) but still did the fastest climbing time since Lance Armstrong in 2000.
Jonas Vingegaard proved that Tadej Pogačar is not invincible and made a huge upset in the Tour de France stage 11, turning the GC battle upside down. Vingegaard struck with 4 kilometres to go on the mighty Col du Granon climb (11.28 km, 9.20%), cracking Pogačar badly. Vingegaard broke the Col du Granon record by more than 5 minutes, which was previously owned by Urs Zimmermann and Greg LeMond, who set it in the 1986 Tour.
Tadej Pogačar again did a great climbing performance in the first mountain stage that finished on La Super Planche des Belles Filles, breaking Geraint Thomas' 2019 record by 19 seconds. However the Slovenian faced stiff competition from Jonas Vingegaard, who seems is capable of challenging the mighty Pogačar this year.