A 21-year-old Slovenian, Tadej Pogacar, is the second-youngest winner in Tour de France history. It was the cyclist’s first time taking part in the prestigious race and his time enabled him to win with plenty of distance from the peloton.
Meanwhile, Irishman Sam Bennett took out the green jersey, leading in overall points and also crossing the line ahead of Mads Pedersen, current world champ. Bennett is the second Irishman to lay claim to the green jersey after his countryman Sean Kelly won four of them in the1980s.
Pogacar outclassed his fellow Slovenian countryman, Primoz Roglic, with his dazzling time trials. Roglic took second place, finishing 59 seconds behind the champ Pogacar accepted his award on the top podium step in Paris, draped in the Slovenian flag, watched proudly by his parents.
Ritchie Porte from Tasmania Australia took out third place with his first Tour De France podium finish, however, he has won the Paris - Nice twice.
Pogacar is the first Slovenian to take out the top prize, as well as the first debut winner in 37 years, the last was Laurent Fignon back in 1983.