Slovenian bicycle owner Tadej Pogacar made historical past a yr in the past when he turned the second-youngest winner of the Tour de France.
In 2021, he is making historical past once more. At age 22, he turned the youngest two-time champion within the 108-year historical past, and the youngest to win two consecutive yellow jerseys.
Final yr, Pogacar received the Tenth-closest race of all time when he beat fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic by simply 59 seconds. Roglic, who entered the race because the world-ranked No. 1 bicycle owner, had a number of falls early within the first week of motion and completed the eighth stage in a hundred and seventy fifth place. He opted to not proceed the tour and determined to desert the race.
The 2021 Tour de France was all Pogacar’s race. He took the lead within the common rankings and grabbed the yellow jersey on Stage 8. He had already received the time trial on Stage 5, his first of three stage wins. When he rolled throughout the end line, he completed with a lead of 5 minutes and 20 seconds.
Along with the yellow jersey, Pogacar additionally received the polka dot and white jerseys.
2021 Tour de France jersey winners
- Yellow: Tadej Pogacar
- Polka Dot: Tadej Pogacar
- Inexperienced: Mark Cavendish
- White: Tadej Pogacar
Tour de France standings 2021
|Pos.||Bike owner (Nationality)||Time|
|1.||Tadej Pogacar (Slovenian)||82 hours, 56 minutes, 36 seconds|
|2.||Jonas Vingegaard (Danish)||+00.05.20|
|3.||Richard Carapaz (Ecuadorian)||+00.07.03|
|4.||Ben O’Connor (Australian)||+00.10.02|
|5.||Wilco Kelderman (Dutch)||+00.10.13|
2021 Tour de France stage winners
|1||June 26||197.8 km (122.9 mi.)||Brest to Landerneau (hilly)||Julian Alaphilippe|
|2||June 27||183.5 km (114.0 mi.)||Perros-Guirec to Bretagne Guerledan (hilly)||Mathieu van der Poel|
|3||June 28||182.9 km (113.6 mi.)||Lorient to Pontivy (flat)||Tim Merlier|
|4||June 29||150.4 km (93.5 mi.)||Redon to Fougeres (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|5||June 30||27.2 km (16.9 mi.)||Change to Laval Espace Mayenne (particular person time-trial)||Tadej Pogacar|
|6||July 1||160.6 km (99.8 mi.)||Excursions to Chateauroux (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|7||July 2||249.1 km (154.8 mi.)||Vierzon to Le Creusot (hilly)||Matej Mohoric|
|8||July 3||150.8 km (93.7 mi.)||Oyonnax to Le Grand Bornand (mountain)||Dylan Teuns|
|9||July 4||144.9 km (90.0 mi.)||Cluses to Tignes (mountain)||Ben O’Connor|
|Relaxation Day||July 5||—||Tignes||NA|
|10||July 6||190.7 km (118.5 mi.)||Albertville to Valence (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|11||July 7||198.9 km (123.6 mi.)||Sorgues to Malaucene (mountain)||Wout van Aert|
|12||July 8||159.4 km (99.0 mi.)||Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Nimes (flat)||Nils Politt|
|13||July 9||219.9 km (136.6 mi.)||Nimes to Carcassonne (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|14||July 10||183.7 km (114.1 mi.)||Carcassonne to Quillan (hilly)||Bauke Mollema|
|15||July 11||191.3 km (118.9 mi.)||Ceret to Andorre-La-Vielille (mountain)||Sepp Kuss|
|Relaxation Day||July 12||—||Andorre||NA|
|16||July 13||169 km (105.0 mi.)||Pas De La Case to Saint-Gaudens (hilly)||Patrick Conrad|
|17||July 14||178.4 km (110.9 mi.)||Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan Col Du Portet (mountain)||Tadej Pogacar|
|18||July 15||129.7 km (80.6 mi.)||Pau to Luz Ardiden (mountain)||Tadej Pogacar|
|19||July 16||207 km (128.6 mi.)||Mourenx to Libourne (flat)||Matej Mohoric|
|20||July 17||30.8 km (19.1 mi.)||Libourne to Saint-Emilion (particular person time-trial)||Wout van Aert|
|21||July 18||108.4 km (67.4 mi.)||Chatou to Paris Champs-Elysees (flat)||Wout van Aert|
Who’s the youngest Tour de France winner?
Pogacar, who made his Tour de France debut in 2020, turned the second-youngest bicycle owner to win the occasion at 21 years previous.
The youngest was Henri Cornet, a French bicycle owner who, at age 19, received the Tour de France in 1904. Cornet by no means claimed one other title within the race after the scoring system was modified the next yr to a factors system as an alternative of a time system, although it was modified again to scoring by time in 1912.
Again-to-back tour winners
There have been a number of cyclists to win the Tour de France in consecutive seasons. Eliminating those that have had their wins stripped — sorry, Lance Armstrong — 13 cyclists have received the race in not less than two straight years.
Lucien Petit-Breton was the primary to win it twice in a row, when he claimed victories in 1907 and 1908.
If Pogacar races subsequent yr, he’ll be part of Louison Bobet, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Chris Froome as the one riders to win it in three consecutive seasons. Indurain received the race in 5 straight years from 1991-95, with Anquetil (1961-64) and Merckx (1969-72) tied for the second-longest streaks at 4 straight victories.
Most Tour de France wins by rider
4 riders are tied for probably the most common classification wins in a biking profession. Anquetil, Merckx, Indurain and Bernard Hinault have every received the Tour de France 5 occasions. Froome has received it 4 occasions and Bobet, Philippe Thys and Greg LeMond have every received the race thrice.
Already with two wins at such a younger age, Pogacar may have loads of time left to hitch that elite firm. The oldest bicycle owner to ever win the tour was Firmin Lambot, who took the 1922 Tour de France at 36 years previous. Pogacar already has two wins 14 years youthful than Lambot.
Most Tour de France stage wins by rider
Mark Cavendish made historical past through the 2021 Tour de France when he received Stage 13, which tied him with Merckx for 34 general stage wins. He received 4 phases throughout this yr’s Tour de France.
He practically broke the report as he completed sturdy on the Champs-Elysees, however Wout van Aert got here in to win the ultimate dash to the road for his third stage win of the tour.