Tadej Pogacar seals Tour de France to become the youngest winner since 1904
Tadej Pogacar (on the right)
Tadej Pogacar (on the right) Credit: A.S.O./Alex Broadway

The Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the 2020 Tour de France after he retained the overall leader's yellow jersey in the 21st stage won by Sam Bennett. The 21-year-old cyclist is the youngest man to win the race since Henri Cornet in 1904.

Pogacar, who will turn 22 on Monday, became the first to claim three of the event's simultaneous competitions in the same year: the yellow jersey for the general classification, the polka dot one as the race's top climber, and the white jersey awarded to the Tour's best young rider.

Tour de France: Julian Alaphilippe wins second stage
Julian Alaphilippe, Tour de France 2019
Julian Alaphilippe, Tour de France 2019 Credit: Malmont2012 (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

French rider Julian Alaphilippe has won the second stage of the Tour de France.

British rider Adam Yates came in second, Swiss rider Marc Hirschi in third.

Overall, Alaphilippe has a four-second lead over Yates, with Hirschi in third place three seconds further back ahead of Monday’s hilly Stage 3 from Nice to Sisteron.