Slovenian cyclists win big at Tour de France 2020 not only by Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic on the podium of glory.
Sam Bennett is the winner of the 21st leg, the last leg of the Tour de France 2020. However, the focus in Paris must be Tadej Pogacar. Not only did he become the first Slovenian racer to win the Tour de France’s final yellow shirt, but also won a white shirt for the best young racer under 25 years old and a polka dot shirt for the King of Passing.
The Tour de France 2020’s final yellow shirt must be Pogacar’s best 22nd birthday gift on Monday, September 21.
At the same time, he became the second-youngest racer in history and the youngest ever to win the Tour de France after Henri Cornet in 1904. He was also the first rookie to win the final yellow shirt after Laurent Fignon in 1983.
Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020
Countryman Roglic finished second, just 59 seconds behind. The Australian rider, Richie Porte, ranked third, 3 minutes and 30 seconds behind the final yellow shirt. Pogacar and Roglic took the first two positions for Slovenia, which is also an achievement that no athlete can do after England in 2012 with Bradley Wiggins first and Chris Froome second.
In addition to the final yellow shirt, Pogacar also won 3 stages of the Tour de France 2020, the most famous bike racing in the world nowadays.
Meanwhile, Bennett became the first Irish racer to win the final green shirt for the most-scoring racer since Sean Kelly in 1989. As for Peter Sagan, he missed the chance to extend his record to 8 times.
Returning to the 122 km long 21-mile stretch from Mantes-la Jolie to Paris, Bennett is the strongest racer. Later he was respectively defending champion Mads Pedersen and Sagan. This is the first time that the UAE team the Team Emirates won the final, ending 5 consecutive years of dominance of the Ineos-Grenadiers racing team.
Ineos-Grenadiers won 7 of the previous eight Tour de France competitions, now there is an unforgettable race due to defending champion Egan Bernal.