Tadej Pogacar won a second successive Tour de France on Sunday as Wout van Aert claimed the glorious stage on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Pogacar stole in at the 11th hour to consume the 2020 edition, but this 12 months he stamped his authority within the first week and might per chance well per chance pull on the yellow jersey under the Arc de Triomphe because the undisputed champion old honest 22.
Jumbo’s Belgian rider Van Aert stormed past Briton Mark Cavendish to fetch the 21st stage after additionally profitable a time-trial at Saint-Emilion and a mountain stage at Mont Ventoux.
Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard of Jumbo became once a surprising second, while Ineos’ Richard Carapaz became once third to apply his 2019 triumph on the Giro d’Italia.
Marking the tip of the susceptible era 36-12 months-susceptible Cavendish narrowly disregarded out on a fifth consume on this edition – and a memoir 35th ever on the Tour de France – after squeezing onto the roster at the final minute and profitable four of the six stages that ended in a mass bunch speed.
Pogacar “rode between the raindrops” after surviving a litany of crashes because the Tour embarked from the nation’s western tip at the Atlantic port of Brest.
The Slovenian then pulverised his rivals within the first time-trial because the urge headed in opposition to the Swiss and Italian border ski lodges the attach he additionally held his have.
The UAE Crew Emirates leader then produced a pair of ecstatic mountain victories within the Pyrenees to rubber stamp his predicament because the only rider on the Tour this 12 months.
He additionally won the awards for only rider under-25 and the king of the mountains polka-dot jersey, a triple he additionally done on his debut final 12 months.
Roll of honour at the tip of the 2021 Tour de France on Sunday:
Champion: Tadej Pogacar (SLO/UAE Emirates)
Mountains: Tadej Pogacar
Functions: Mark Cavendish (GBR/Deceuninck)
Young rider: Tadej Pogacar
Factfile on Tadej Pogacar who won a second straight Tour de France. The 22-12 months-susceptible Slovenian prodigy has 29 wins to his identify since his professional debut in 2019.
Title: Tadej Pogacar
Date of birth: Sept. 21, 1998
Born: Komenda, Slovenia
Crew: UAE Emirates (since 2019)
Tour de France: Total winner, only younger rider, king of the mountains in 2020 and 2021. Six particular person stages: Laruns, Monumental Colombier and La Planche des Belles Filles time trial in 2020; Laval time trial, Col du Portet and Luz-Ardiden in 2021.
Vuelta a Espana: Three particular person stages: Cortals d’Encamp, Los Machucos, Plataformo de Grados in 2019.
One-day urge wins: Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 2021
Stage urge wins: UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour of Slovenia in 2021, Tour of Valencia in 2020, Tour of Algarve, Tour of California in 2019.