Factbox-Cycling-Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar

Cycling - Tour de France - Stage 21 - Chatou to Paris Champs-Elysees - France - July 18, 2021 UAE Team Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia wearing the yellow jersey during stage 21 REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - Factbox on Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who won his second consecutive Tour de France title on Sunday:

Born: Sept. 21, 1998

Grand Tour titles (2): Tour de France 2020, 2021


* Coached by former world road race bronze medallist and fellow Slovenian Andrej Hauptman

* 2018 is Pogacar’s breakthrough year. He wins the Tour de l’Avenir, a stage race for young riders often seen as a springboard for the Tour de France. He also won the mountains classification in that race.


* In 2019, Pogacar becomes the youngest winner of the Tour of California

* He also wins the Tour of Algarve

* On his grand tour debut, Pogacar wins three stages at the Vuelta a Espana to finish third overall behind Primoz Roglic and Alejandro Valverde

* In 2020, he gears up for the Tour de France by finishing fourth in the Criterium du Dauphine

* On the Tour de France, the Slovenian champion claims the overall lead on the penultimate day, overturning a 57-second deficit to leapfrog Roglic

* In 2021, he wins the Liege-Bastogne-Liege 'Monument' classic before triumphing at the Tour de France for a second time


* Pogacar is the youngest rider to win the Tour de France since Henri Cornet in 1904, the second youngest ever

* He is the youngest rider to win two Tour de France titles

* Last year he became the first rider since Eddy Merckx in 1969 to hold three distinctive jerseys (yellow, white for the best Under-25, polka dot for the mountains classification). Merckx had won the mountains classification, yellow jersey and green jersey for the points classification

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Cycling

Cycling-Nibali returns to Astana after five years
Cycling-Martin retires with Germany mixed relay title
Shah Firdaus to close 2021 with track cycling world meet in France
Cycling - Van Dijk beats Olympic medallists to win time trial title
Cycling-Ganna breaks Belgian hearts to retain time trial title
Motorcycling-Bagnaia holds off Quartararo to win in San Marino
Cycling-Former Danish rider Sorensen dies in road accident
Motorcycling-Back-to-back poles for Bagnaia with lap record at San Marino
Shah Firdaus and Fadhil’s bids for first Asian title on hold
You see, UCI?

Stories You'll Enjoy