Tadej Pogacar claims back-to-back Tour de France titles | CBC Sports activities

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Tadej Pogacar received the Tour de France for a second straight 12 months after a principally ceremonial ultimate stage to the Champs-Élysées on Sunday in biking’s greatest race.

The Slovenian rider with UAE Staff Emirates efficiently defended his large lead of 5 minutes 20 seconds over second-place Jonas Vingegaard.

The 22-year-old Pogacar received his first title final September when he grew to become the Tour’s youngest champion in 116 years. He’s now the youngest double winner of the race.

Wout van Aert received the twenty first stage in a mass dash. That prevented Mark Cavendish from beating Belgian nice Eddy Merckx’s document of 34 stage wins, which the British sprinter equalled earlier within the race.

The principally flat 108-kilometre leg started in Chatou simply outdoors Paris and concluded with eight laps up and down the famed avenue.

Richard Carapaz completed third total, 7:03 off the tempo.

Hugo Houle of Sainte-Perpétue, Que., was the highest Canadian finisher in 66th, adopted by Montreal’s Guillaume Boivin in one hundred and fifteenth. Ottawa’s Mike Woods, who survived a crash on July 10 to say the polka dot jersey as chief of the King of the Mountains classification, pulled out of the race on Friday with three phases remaining to organize for the Tokyo Olympics.

Pogacar and his teammates rode on the entrance of the pack collectively as they reached the Champs-Élysées, and the Slovenia champion raised his fist within the air in celebration.

Pogacar’s gesture acted as a sign for these combating for a prestigious stage win as the primary accelerations passed off. However the attackers’ efforts didn’t repay and the stage led to a mass dash.

Cavendish, who consoled himself with the very best sprinter’s inexperienced jersey, banged his handlebar in frustration after van Aert edged Jasper Philipsen to the road. Cavendish was third.

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