Sport Round-Up: Jonas Vingegaard’s Tour de France bike at auction

Sport Round-Up: Jonas Vingegaard’s Tour de France bike at auction

The bike, ridden by Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard, has been put up for auction by its Dutch employer, Team Jumbo-Visma.

Between now and Monday, bids are welcome on Catawiki’s online marketplace, where 18 bikes, played an important role in the 2022 season for the Dutch cycling team will be presented.

“This bike was part of my biggest cycling achievement to date. I am very grateful to have started this Tour de France in Denmark and returned to Copenhagen with the yellow jersey. This bike has left a lasting legacy, ” said Vingegaard.

Unique bikes at auction
Alongside Vingegaard’s Cervélo R5, bidders will be able to bid on the bikes ridden by Tour de France men’s and women’s green jersey winners Wout Van Aert and Marianne Vos, along with R5s such as Primoz Roglic prefer.

The Dane’s bike, on which he also rode an autumn classic after the Tour de France, is expected to bring in 50,000 kroner.

The profit will fund Team Jumbo-Visma’s development team and the academy.

The Danes showed real passion at the Tour de France start in 2022
The Danish Grand Départ was a real hit last July. More than 1.6 million fans watched the three stages in Denmark – of which 700,000 were tourists – and the event generated around 80,000 editorials from June 2021 to July 2022. A total of 744 Tour de France-related events took place in the country during 100 days leading up to the first stage, and 10,000 spectators were present at the official presentation of the teams in Copenhagen.

Denmark to fall deeply in FIFA’s world rankings
After their early elimination from the World Cup in 2022, the Danes have fallen out of the top 10 in FIFA’s world rankings. Kasper Hjulmand’s team drops eight places to 18, behind, for example, Morocco, who still live in Qatar and will face France in the semi-finals.

Opinion polls show that the majority want Denmark out of FIFA
According to an opinion poll, 58.2 percent of Danes would like their confederation to withdraw from FIFA. The DBU told the international football governing body two weeks ago that they may step down if current president Gianni Infantino is re-elected on 16 March 2023 at the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda.

Equality is far from being found for Danish football referees
French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman in World Cup history to referee a match when she took charge of Germany vs Costa Rica at the 2022 World Cup. However, Denmark is far from achieving such equality in its national game. According to DBU, there are 3,300 male judges against only 50 female judges in the country.

Danish swimmer misses the WC final
Julie Kepp failed to make the final of the 50m butterfly at the World Short Course Swimming Championships this morning in Melbourne. She was the 14th fastest of the 16 who entered the semi-finals.

Viktor Axelsen to win a prestigious award
The Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen has been named the best male player in 2022 by the International Badminton Association for the second year in a row. The Dane won the WC, EC and the season finale in Bangkok last week. “I’m happy to get that recognition because it’s been a good year for me and it gives me drive for the coming year,” he said.

Chechen-born wrestler on track to compete for Denmark at the next Olympics
The Chechen-born wrestler Turpal Bisultanov has finally passed his Danish citizenship test. “Now a new process starts on Monday when we apply for Danish citizenship,” he wrote in a Facebook post. Bisultanov, 21, already competes under the Danish flag, but cannot represent his adopted country at an Olympics without a valid passport. The young wrestler should have a good chance of a medal at the 2024 Paris Games, having won a European gold and World Championship silver in the 87kg weight class in 2022.

Source: The Nordic Page

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