Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard’s private jet intercepted by Danish Air Force fighter jets

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Two F-16’s of the Danish Air Force fast respons team scrambled towards the private jet of Jumbo-Visma team’s Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard, winner of this year’s Tour de France. In Danish airspace, Vingegaard was intercepted by the fighter jets. A tradition for athletes winning a major sports event. 

After landing at Copenhagen, Vingegaard disembarked the aircraft sporting his yellow jersey.

Jumbo-Visma team’s Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard, winner of the 2022 Tour de France leaves his plane upon his arrival at Copenhagen airporton July 27, 2022, a few days after the finish of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris. – (Photo by Thomas Sjoerup / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

He continued his journey to the city center where about 25,000 countrymen will await and celebrate their compatriot.

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