LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, FRANCE – In an incredible highlight of the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, on the last stage on Saturday before arriving in Paris.
This victory practically guarantees that Pogacar will become the youngest winner of the cycle race after WWII.
“Unbelievable, unbelievable,” said Pogacar, 21, after Roglic had worked to the finish, and no longer leading the race.
Pogacar not only got the yellow jersey in the time trial, he also won the stage. Roglic, who started 57 seconds ahead of Pogacar, couldn’t handle better than fifth.
Pogacar will travel to Paris on Sunday, the eve of his 22nd birthday, with a 59-second lead over Roglic in what is traditionally a ceremonial stop.
Australian Richie Porte will complete the podium after clearing his way from fourth to third in the time trial to the Planches des Belles Filles ski resort in eastern France.