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Tour de France has the youngest champion in 111 years

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.

Tadej Pogacar finished first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France

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

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.

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Pogacar became the champion of Tour de France 2020 – the first Slovenian champion

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.

Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020

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.

Pogacar became the champion of Tour de France 2020 – the first Slovenian champion

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.