Tour de France
PARIS (Reuters) – Tadej Pogacar turned the primary Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the general chief’s yellow jersey within the twenty first stage gained by Sam Bennett on Sunday.
The Group UAE Emirates rider, who will rejoice his twenty second birthday on Monday, is the youngest man to win the race since Henri Cornet in 1904.
Pogacar, who pulled off a serious upset when he claimed the yellow jersey from Primoz Roglic with a monumental efficiency in Saturday’s time trial, additionally gained the white jersey for the perfect Underneath-25 rider and the polka dot jersey for the mountains classification.
Roglic ended up second, with Australian Richie Porte taking third place.
Pogacar additionally gained three levels in probably the most good particular person performances in current Tour historical past, leaving Roglic’s dominant Jumbo-Visma staff shocked.
Bennett turned the primary Irishman since Sean Kelly in 1989 to win the inexperienced jersey for the factors classification.
It was an anti-climatic finale on the Champs Elysees as solely 5,000 followers have been allowed on the well-known avenue as a precaution in opposition to the coronavirus.
France reported 13,498 new confirmed COVID-19 instances over the earlier 24 hours on Saturday, setting one other report in day by day extra infections for the reason that begin of the epidemic.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Enhancing by Toby Davis)