Tour de France: Cincinnati Bengals 2022 edition
The 2022 edition of the Tour de France is underway. The riders are battling for coveted individual jerseys and team glory. Here are the Tour de France 2022 Cincinnati Bengals edition winners.
The Yellow Jersey (le Maillot Jaune)
Last year’s winner: Jessie Bates
This year’s winner: Joe Burrow
No need for suspense here. The winner of the Yellow Jersey for the Cincinnati Bengals this year is Joe Burrow.
The person who wears the Yellow Jersey is the race’s overall leader. The Maillot Jaune wearer is the leader of his team. Everything turns around him. Everyone on the team works for him. If he succeeds, so does the team. But, on the other hand, the team will not reach their ambitions if the leader fails.
When the Maillot Jaune is considered the best rider, the entire peloton revolves around him. Other teams have to decide when they should attack or whether they should wait for the Yellow Jersey to make a mistake.
So when should you blitz Burrow? Would it be wiser to drop eight into coverage? Did we leave too much time on the clock for him to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat?
The Maillot Jaune in the peloton is like a quarterback in the pocket. The Yellow Jersey must be protected amidst the chaos. The stronger the team, the stronger the protection. However, sometimes the squad around the Yellow Jersey is not as strong as one would hope. Yet, he is so good that he can overcome.
At this year’s Tour, Tadej Pogačar is the favorite to win. However, his team is criticized for not doing enough to help him win. The same was said about Burrow’s offensive line last year.
But Pogačar is so good that his team is still one of the best, despite its perceived deficiencies. Likewise, Burrow is so excellent that he was able to lead an imperfect team to the Super Bowl.
Nevertheless, this year’s Tour also shows that, like football, cycling is a team sport. That is why Jonas Vingegaard and his team Jumbo-Visma have recently overtaken Pogačar for the Yellow Jersey. Proving once again that no matter how good your quarterback or team leader is, it is essential to have a good team around him.
Burrow is the leader of the Bengals squad. As he goes, so does the offense and Cincinnati’s chances of returning to the Super Bowl.