Who gained the Tour de France 2021? Yellow jersey straps in Champs-Elysees
Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar made history a year ago when he became the second youngest winner of the Tour de France.
In 2021 he will write history again. At 22, he became the youngest two-time champion in 108-year history and the youngest to win two yellow jerseys in a row.
Last year, Pogacar won the tenth-closest race of all time when he beat his Slovenian compatriot Primoz Roglic by just 59 seconds. Roglic, who is ranked No. 1 started the race, crashed several times at the beginning of the first week of action and finished the eighth stage in 175th place. He decided not to continue the tour and decided to abandon the race.
The 2021 Tour de France was Pogacar’s entire race. He took the lead in the overall standings and took the yellow jersey on stage 8. He had already won the time trial on stage 5, his first of three stage wins. As he rolled over the finish line, he crossed the finish line with a lead of five minutes and 20 seconds.
In addition to the yellow jersey, Pogacar also won the dotted and white jerseys.
2021 Tour de France jersey winner
- Yellow: Tadej Pogacar
- Speckle: Tadej Pogacar
- Green: Mark Cavendish
- White: Tadej Pogacar
Ranking of the Tour de France 2021
|Item no.||Cyclist (nationality)||time|
|1.||Tadej Pogacar (Slovenian)||82 hours, 56 minutes, 36 seconds|
|2.||Jonas Vingegaard (Danish)||+00.05.20|
|3rd||Richard Carapaz (Ecuadorian)||+00.07.03|
|4th||Ben O’Connor (Australian)||+00.10.02|
|5.||Wilco Kelderman (Dutch)||+00.10.13|
A full list of classifications can be found here.
Stage winner of the Tour de France 2021
|1||June 26th||197.8 km (122.9 miles)||Brest to Landerneau (hilly)||Julian Alaphilippe|
|2||June 27th||183.5 km (114.0 miles)||Perros-Guirec to Brittany Guerledan (hilly)||Mathieu van der Poel|
|3||June 28th||182.9 km (113.6 miles)||Lorient to Pontivy (flat)||Tim Merlier|
|4th||June 29th||150.4 km (93.5 miles)||Redon to Fougeres (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|5||June 30th||27.2 km (16.9 miles)||Change to Laval Espace Mayenne (individual time trial)||Tadej Pogacar|
|6th||July 1||160.6 km (99.8 miles)||Tours to Chateauroux (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|7th||2nd July||249.1 km (154.8 miles)||Vierzon to Le Creusot (hilly)||Matej Mohoric|
|8th||3rd of July||150.8 km (93.7 miles)||Oyonnax to Le Grand Bornand (mountain)||Dylan Teuns|
|9||4th of July||144.9 km (90.0 miles)||Notes on Tignes (mountain)||Ben O’Connor|
|Rest day||5th July||–||Tignes||N / A|
|10||July 6th||190.7 km (118.5 miles)||Albertville to Valence (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|11||7th of July||198.9 km (123.6 miles)||Sorgues to Malaucene (mountain)||Wout van Aert|
|12||8th of July||159.4 km (99.0 miles)||Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Nimes (flat)||Nils Politt|
|13th||July 9th||219.9 km (136.6 miles)||Nimes to Carcassonne (flat)||Mark Cavendish|
|14th||10th of July||183.7 km (114.1 miles)||Carcassonne to Quillan (hilly)||Bauke Mollema|
|fifteen||July 11th||191.3 km (118.9 miles)||Ceret to Andorra-La-Vielille (mountain)||Sepp kiss|
|Rest day||July 12||–||Andorra||N / A|
|16||July 13th||169 km (105.0 miles)||Pas de la Case to Saint-Gaudens (hilly)||Patrick Conrad|
|17th||July 14th||178.4 km (110.9 miles)||Muret to Saint-Lary-Soulan Col Du Portet (mountain)||Tadej Pogacar|
|18th||15th of July||129.7 km (80.6 miles)||Pau to Luz Ardiden (mountain)||Tadej Pogacar|
|19th||16th of July||207 km (128.6 miles)||Mourenx to Libourne (flat)||Matej Mohoric|
|20th||17th July||30.8 km (19.1 miles)||Libourne to Saint-Emilion (individual time trial)||Wout van Aert|
|21||July 18th||108.4 km (67.4 miles)||Chatou to Paris Champs-Elysees (flat)||Wout van Aert|
Who is the youngest Tour de France winner?
Pogacar, who made his Tour de France debut in 2020, became the second youngest cyclist to win the event at the age of 21.
The youngest was Henri Cornet, a French cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1904 at the age of 19. Cornet did not win another title in the race after the point system was switched to a point system instead of a time system the following year. although it was switched back to scoring in 1912.
Winner of the back-to-back tour
There have been several cyclists who have won the Tour de France in consecutive seasons. To eliminate those who were deprived of their victories – sorry, Lance Armstrong – 13 cyclists have won the race for at least two consecutive years.
Lucien Petit-Breton was the first to win it twice in a row taking victories in 1907 and 1908.
When Pogacar drives next year, he will be the only driver to win for three consecutive seasons alongside Louison Bobet, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Chris Froome. Indurain won the race for five consecutive years from 1991-95, with Anquetil (1961-64) and Merckx (1969-72) having the second-longest streak with four straight wins.
Most Tour de France wins by rider
Four riders are tied for the most overall championship wins in a cycling career. Anquetil, Merckx, Indurain and Bernard Hinault have each won the Tour de France five times. Froome has won it four times and Bobet, Philippe Thys and Greg LeMond have each won the race three times.
With two wins at such a young age, Pogacar will still have plenty of time to join this elite company. The oldest cyclist to ever win the Tour was Firmin Lambot, who took the Tour de France in 1922 at the age of 36. Pogacar already has two wins 14 years younger than Lambot.
Most Tour de France stage wins by driver
Mark Cavendish made history during the 2021 Tour de France when he won the 13th stage, which paired him with Merckx for 34 stage wins. At this year’s Tour de France, he won four stages.
He almost broke the record when he finished strong on the Champs-Elysees, but Wout van Aert won the final sprint for his third stage win of the Tour.