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21-year old wins Tour de France Cycle race

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar is the youngest winner of the Tour de France following Egan Bernal’s victory. The Colombian became the youngest winner (22) since the inception of the yellow jersey one hundred years earlier (in 1919)

According to the Tour de France Web page, Tadej Pogacar set the new record on Sunday Sept 20, after claiming the Tour de France at the age of 21, one day prior to turning 22. 

He’s the first Slovenian to wear the yellow jersey in Paris, having surprisingly overhauled his compatriot Primoz Roglic in the conclusive time trial up to La Planche des Belles Filles. 

His team, the UAE Team Emirates rider also picked up the polka dot and white jersey on the way. 

Pogacar overhauled long-term race leader Primoz Roglic with a stunning time trial win on Saturday to claim the yellow jersey on his Tour debut.

With the race leader not challenged on the final stage, Pogacar finished comfortably in the peloton.

Roglic, 30, finished 59 seconds back in second after having held the yellow jersey for 13 days, while Australia’s Richie Porte, 35, claimed his first Grand Tour podium finish in third, three minutes 30 seconds down.                                

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