The recent Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard will receive tributes in his home country of Denmark on Wednesday. On the way home, his private plane is escorted by two F-16s.
– Two F-16 aircraft from the rejection response will this morning, weather and circumstances permitting, escort the plane that brings Jonas Vingegaard to Copenhagen, the Danish Defense writes on Twitter Wednesday morning.
After arriving in Denmark, Vingegaard will be honored in Tivoli, where several famous figures will speak for the 25-year-old and the other Danes Trip de France riders. Among others, Magnus Cort and Mads Pedersen won stages in this year’s race.
It is not the first time that Danes have chosen to pay tribute to their sporting heroes with flight tickets. When the Danish football men won the EC gold in 1992, a large-scale celebration awaited them on the way home from the tournament in Sweden. The same has happened after the triumphs for the national handball team.
Vingegaard won at the end of the year Trip de France in superior fashion. After several demonstrations of power in the French mountains, the Danish finished 2 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of Slovenian Tadej Pogacar.