Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar made history a year ago when he became the second youngest champion of the Tour de France.
In 2021, he will make history again. At the age of 22, he became the youngest two-time champion in 108 years of history and the youngest two consecutive yellow jerseys.
Last year, Pogacar defeated fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic by 59 seconds, winning the 10th closest match ever. As the world’s number one cyclist participating in the race, Rogrich had fallen many times earlier in the first week of the race and finished the eighth stage of the race in 175th place. He chose not to continue the tour and decided to abandon the game.
The 2021 Tour de France is all a Pogacar race. He led the overall rankings and grabbed the yellow jersey in the eighth stage. He has already won the time trial in Phase 5, which is the first of his three phase wins. When he rolled across the finish line, he ended the game with a lead of 5 minutes and 20 seconds.
In addition to the yellow jersey, Pogacar also won the polka dots and white jersey.
2021 Tour de France champion
- Yellow: Tadje Pogkar
- polka dot: Tadje Pogkar
- green: Mark Cavendish
- White: Tadje Pogkar
2021 Tour de France standings
|1.||Tadej Pogacar (Slovenian)||82 hours, 56 minutes and 36 seconds|
|2.||Jonas Vingegaard (Denmark)||+00.05.20|
|3.||Richard Carapas (Ecuador)||+00.07.03|
|4.||Ben O’Connor (Australia)||+00.10.02|
|5.||Wilco Kadman (Netherlands)||+00.10.13|
2021 Tour de France stage champion
|1||June 26||197.8 km (122.9 miles)||Brest to Landeno (hills)||Julian Alafilipe|
|2||June 27||183.5 km (114.0 miles)||Perros-Guirec to Bretagne Guerledan (hills)||Matthew van der Pol|
|3||June 28||182.9 km (113.6 miles)||Lorient to Pontivy (plane)||Tim Merrill|
|4||June 29||150.4 km (93.5 miles)||Redon to Fougeres (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|5||June 30||27.2 km (16.9 miles)||Change to Laval Espace Mayenne (Individual Time Trial)||Tadje Pogkar|
|6||July 1||160.6 km (99.8 miles)||Chateauroux Tour (Plane)||Mark Cavendish|
|7||July 2||249.1 km (154.8 miles)||Vierzon to Le Creusot (hills)||Majee Moholic|
|8||July 3||150.8 km (93.7 miles)||Oyonnax to Le Grand Bornand (mountain)||Dylan Turns|
|9||July 4||144.9 km (90.0 miles)||Trail of Tignes (mountain)||Ben O’Connor|
|off day||July 5||——||Tignes||not applicable|
|10||July 6||190.7 km (118.5 miles)||Albertville to Valence (plane)||Mark Cavendish|
|11||July 7||198.9 km (123.6 miles)||Sorgues to Malaucen (mountain)||Walter Van Alt|
|12||July 8||159.4 km (99.0 miles)||Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Nimes (flat)||Niels Pollet|
|13||July 9||219.9 km (136.6 miles)||Nimes to Carcassonne (plane)||Mark Cavendish|
|14||July 10||183.7 km (114.1 miles)||Carcassonne to Kiran (hills)||Bock Molema|
|15||July 11||191.3 km (118.9 miles)||Ceret to Andorra-La-Vielille (mountain)||Sepp Kus|
|off day||July 12||——||Andorra||not applicable|
|16||July 13||169 km (105.0 miles)||Pas De La Case to Saint-Gaudens (hills)||Patrick Conrad|
|17||July 14||178.4 km (110.9 miles)||Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan Col Du Portet (mountain)||Tadje Pogkar|
|18||July 15||129.7 km (80.6 miles)||Pau to Luz Ardiden (mountain)||Tadje Pogkar|
|19||July 16||207 kilometers (128.6 miles)||Mourenx to Libourne (flat)||Majee Moholic|
|20||July 17||30.8 km (19.1 miles)||Libourne to Saint-Emilion (individual time trial)||Walter Van Alt|
|twenty one||July 18||108.4 km (67.4 miles)||Chatou to the Champs Elysées in Paris (flat)||Walter Van Alt|
Who is the youngest Tour de France champion?
Pogacar made its debut in the Tour de France in 2020 and became the second youngest cyclist to win the event at the age of 21.
The youngest is French cyclist Henri Cornet (Henri Cornet), who won the Tour de France in 1904 and was only 19 years old. After changing the scoring system to a points system the following year instead of a time-based system, Connet never won the game again although it was changed back to time-based scoring in 1912.
Back to Back Tour Winner
Several cyclists have won the Tour de France for several consecutive seasons. Excluding those who lost the victory—sorry, Lance Armstrong—13 cyclists have won the race at least two consecutive years.
Lucien Petit-Breton won twice in 1907 and 1908 and was the first person to win twice in a row.
If Pogacar competes next year, he will be the only driver to win three consecutive seasons along with Louison Bobet, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Chris Froome. Indurain won five consecutive games in the 1991-95 season, where Anquetil (1961-64) and Merckx (1969-72) tied for the second-longest winning streak with four consecutive victories.
Most Tour de France is won by the rider
The four riders tied for the most common category victory in a cycling career. Anquetil, Merckx, Indurain and Bernard Hinault have all won the Tour de France five times. Froome won four championships, and Bobert, Philip Tis and Greg Lemmon won three games each.
Pogacar has won two victories at such a young age and he will have enough time to join this elite company. The oldest cyclist in history is Firmin Lambert, who participated in the 1922 Tour de France at the age of 36. Pogacar is 14 years younger than Lambot and has won two victories.
Most stages of the Tour de France are won by the rider
Mark Cavendish made history in the 2021 Tour de France. He won the 13th stage, which put him tied with Merckx for 34 championships. He won four stage titles in this year’s Tour de France.
He almost broke the record with a strong closing on the Champs Elysées, but Wout van Aert won the final sprint of the third stage of the tour.