Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France for the second year in a row

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar claimed a second consecutive Tour de France title after Sunday’s 21st and final stage.

The 22-year-old UAE Emirates rider is the youngest rider to wear the yellow leader’s jersey at the end of the race for two years in a row.

He also won the white jersey for best Under-25 rider and the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification after a dominant performance throughout the race.

Jonas Vingegaard from Denmark took second overall with Richard Carapaz from Ecuador third.

Pogacar now heads to Tokyo for the Olympics, where he is one of the favorites for the road race next Saturday.

After a procession to Paris, multiple attacks took place in the eight laps around the finish on the Champs Elysees, with Mark Cavendish’s Deceuninck-Quick Step team checking the gap.

However, the Briton did not take advantage of his usual leader Mikael Morkov and Van Aert drove to victory for his third stage win in this year’s Tour.

Belgian Jasper Philipsen came in second ahead of third-placed Cavendish, who will win the green jersey for the points classification for the second time after winning four stages this year.

Van Aert, who participates in the time trial in Tokyo, won the individual time trial on Saturday after he also won a mountain stage with two climbs of the dreaded Mont Ventoux.

(REUTERS)

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