It got thousands of fans in Copenhagen this Wednesday. Tour de France winner Tomas Vingegaard, returned to Denmark today with the biggest win of his career.
after noon a private plane escorted by two Norwegian Armed Forces F-16 fighter jetsAt Kastrup airport, the cyclist’s entourage toured the streets of the capital up to the Town Hall Square.
“Thank you so much to everyone who came and thank you so much to everyone who has supported me over the past three weeks.” he said in front of the crowd, dressed in a yellow swimsuit, from the balcony with his wife and daughter.
He made a statement to the Danish press. Seems “crazy” to think you’ve won. He thanked the Tour de France and amateur cycling clubs in Denmark.
“I probably wouldn’t have won without them” He claimed.
Inside The ceremony was accompanied by Copenhagen Mayor Sophie Haestorp Andersen and Danish Trade Minister Simon Kollerup. Alongside his Tour mates including Mads Pedersen and Michael Morkov.
The streets of the Danish capital are filled with so many fans Police advised those wishing to attend the celebration to use bicycles or public transport, as some streets will have to be closed.
The celebrations are expected to continue this afternoon with a concert at the amusement park in the center of Tivoli. Danish artists Saveus and Lis Sorensen are expected to attend, among others, and bring together up to 25,000 people.
On Thursday, Vingegaard will be welcomed in his hometown of Glyngore and s.According to Danish media, he plans to take a break at least until the end of August.
Cyclist, first Danish to win a TOur France since 1996When Bjarne Riis won the yellow jersey.