Yellow jersey holder Jonas Vingegaard gifted us with a truly remarkable act of sportsmanship on today's stage 18 of the 2022 Tour de France.
Race-leader Vingegaard came into today's stage with a significant lead over Tadej Pogacar. The stage also featured the final major climb of this year's Tour de France, meaning Pogacar had to be aggressive and take risks in what would likely be his last opportunity to gain time on his rival.
Shortly after a near fall from Vingegaard, Podagcar went too quickly around a bend and crashed into a small grassy hill. Despite the title of cycling's greatest race being on the line and with no obligation to slow down for a crash which was Pogacar's own fault, Vingegaard waited for the Slovenian to catch up with him.
Upon catching up with the Dane, Pogacar held out his hand for him to shake and immediately began attacking again, in what was an unforgettable Tour de France moment.
😱 Jonas Vingegaard with a huge save
💥 Tadej Pogacar goes down
🤝 The yellow jersey waits for his rival to catch up and they shake hands
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