Winner of the Tour de France, Jonas Vingegaard knew how to overcome his stress to win

Every day, the ritual is immutable. As soon as he crosses the finish line, Jonas Vingegaard’s first concern is to call Trine Hansen, his companion since 2018, even if it means seeming to snub a bit Tadej Pogacar, winner of the two previous Tours, who came to congratulate him after each of their titanic duels. Because for the Dane, Trine, 36, eleven older than him, “is more important than anything”. It was she who, in recent months, helped him finally overcome the stress that had been eating away at him since adolescence when, until the age of 16, “he vomited before each race”, says Karina, his mother. At the time, it happened so regularly that his parents ended up asking him: “Jonas, if you’re so anxious, why do you want to continue?” It’s okay if you don’t go shopping. » But the kid does not want to let go: ” I like it so much… “ With the help of a mental coach, the vomiting disappears; not nervousness.

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