The famous Tour de France bike ride finds the youngest champion after 111 years

The first finish in the final race led Tadej Pogacar to become the Tour de France 2020 champion. 

Tadej Pogacar marks his 22nd birthday as the first Slovenian cyclist to win the coveted Tour de France cycling tournament.

Before the cycling races, Tadej Pogacar was a young talent currently joining the UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates, not as much respected as other seniors. 

Pogacar wasn’t much recognized until the Tour de France 2020. Vuelta à Espagna-one of the three most prestigious cycling events in the world (Grand Tours) next to the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia-2019-was the biggest previous label of the 22-year-old rider. Yet Pogacar won three individual legs at this year’s Tour de France.

However the tireless efforts of Pogacar paid off with the Tour de France 2020 championship

A less influential start, Tadej Pogacar was shocked to finish first in the 20th leg of the Tour de France. The young Slovene racer excelled at his best in the timed mountain range. This allowed Pocagar, 59 seconds ahead of heavyweight rival Roglic, to reach the final stage with a sense of ease.

At point 21, the last stage, Pogacar only needs to complete the competition to be almost champions. And this young driver did exactly that when he finished in Paris on the 21st of September. He became the first Slovenian driver to win the Tour de France. 

Pogacar is also the second youngest rider to be crowned in the Tour de France at the age of 21, as well as the youngest rider in 111 years.

This win helped Pogacar pocket a bonus of EUR 500,000.

The organizers also do not allow fans to assemble at the races, particularly at the last moment when the racers finish, in order to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Racers themselves must therefore comply with stringent laws on the prevention of epidemics. According to the AP, there have been no good cases among the 176 riders taking part this year.

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