Before the tournament, Tadej Pogacar was a young talent currently joining UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates, he was not as appreciated as other seniors. However, Pogacar’s relentless efforts paid off with the Tour de France 2020 championship.
Tadej Pogacar finished first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France
A not so outstanding start, Tadej Pogacar was surprised to finish first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France. The young Slovenian racer has excelled at his best in the timed mountain range. That allowed Pocagar to enter the final stage with a sense of comfort, 59 seconds ahead of heavyweight competitor Roglic.
In stage 21, the last stage, Pogacar only needs to complete the competition to be almost champions. And this young driver did just that when he finished finishing in Paris on September 21. Thereby he became the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France.
This achievement also makes Pogacar the second-youngest driver ever to be crowned at the Tour de France at the age of 21, and the youngest in 111 years. This victory helped Pogacar pocket a bonus of 500,000 euros.
Pogacar’s victory was predicted before in the 20th leg, he surprised him by surpassing fellow countryman Primoz Roglic. That puts Pocagar a comfortable 59 seconds closer to the final leg.
In stage 21 and the last stage, Pogacar only needs to reach the finish line to be almost champions. And this young driver did just that when he finished the finish line in Paris on September 21. He became the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France.
The huge prize for the winner
Besides, at the age of 21, Pogacar is also the second youngest rider ever to win the race and is the youngest in 111 years. This victory helped Pogacar earn a bonus of 500,000 euros.
Before the tournament, Tadej Pogacar was almost an anonymous name, and no one expected this young racer to be crowned. But his relentless efforts paid off. The runner-up in stage 21 was Irish racer Sam Bennett.