Against the clock of all decisions, Tadej Pogacar (UAD) gave a recital: he won sublime and won the yellow jersey, when he made a fabulous race that leads him to the Tour de France, also reaching the mountain jersey and the Youth.
In the fight between the Slovenian duo, the youth of Pogacar (21 years) overwhelmingly supplanted the experience of Roglic (30 years), who clearly accused the responsibility of defending the difference that he had of 57 s.
Pogacar becomes the second youngest runner to win the Tour de France: the Slovenian who turns 22 tomorrow is only supplanted by Henri Cornet, who won in 1904 at 19 years and 352 days.
«I am so moved that I don’t know what to say. I just came to run the Tour and I ended up winning. The team’s dream was to win the yellow jersey before the last day and that dream came true. Due to people’s screams, I couldn’t hear the time differences they gave me on the radio, I just knew that I felt good and that I was at my best. We did the recognition of the course, I knew all the curves and where I could accelerate. I am very happy, this victory is also for the team, directors, masseuses and mechanics. Everyone contributed to reach this unforgettable moment », words by Pogacar, teammate of Rui Costa, who is now consecrated in Paris.
To celebrate, it was necessary to wait for Roglic to arrive, and at that moment the emotion also arrived …