Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogacar celebrate on the Champs-Élysées in Tour de France
Jul 19 2021 01:31 am CET

Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogacar celebrate on the Champs-Élysées in Tour de France
Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogacar celebrate on the Champs-Élysées in Tour de France
Tour de France

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the victory of the last stage in the Tour de France. Tadej Pogacar has taken his second title in the French race.

The last stage of the La Grande Boucle was 108.4 kilometres long, with the already iconic finish in the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The first part of the route was as usual a party on bicycles in which Tadej Pogacar celebrated with his UAE Team Emirates' teammates -who were also wearing a special jersey with a yellow stripe.

Qhubeka-NextHash was also celebrating Mandela Day -an important holiday in South Africa- by wearing orange equipments and helmets. The pack arrived together to the French capital and the first riders lo attack in the Champs-Élysées circuit included Stefan Bissegger, Casper Pedersen, Harry Sweeny, Philippe Gilbert and Julian Alaphilippe, among others.

Teams like DMS, Alpecin-Fenix and Deceuninck-Quick-Step took control of the pace every time to reel the escapees back in and force a fast finish. With five kilometres to go, the peloton got back together and with one kilometre to go and just after the last curve, Jumbo-Visma took the lead of the pack while Mark Cavendish lost the wheel of his main lead-out man Michael Morkov and although he tried to follow Wout van Aert after he launched his sprint, it wasn't enough for the rider to get his 35th victory and the Belgian national champion got his third one in this edition of the race.

Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) and Cavendish completed the top-three of the day. Pogacar crossed the finish line with his teammates and claimed his second Tour de France title.
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