Tadej Pogacar's Tour de France-winning Colnago V3Rs

Tadej Pogačar's yellow Colnago at the Tour de France
Tadej Pogačar's yellow Colnago at the Tour de France (Image credit: PhotoFizza, UAE Team Emirates)

After three weeks, 21 stages, 3,414 kilometres and over 45,000m of climbing, Tadej Pogačar has today been crowned the victor of the 2021 Tour de France. It is his second overall victory in two starts, taking with it his second mountains classification and, by virtue of his short 22 years on this planet, another young riders' classification too. 

As highlighted in Adam Becket's recent analysis for Procycling, it's been a done deal effectively since stage 5 when Pogačar asserted his dominance in the first time trial, and definitely since stage 8, when he completely blew his competitors away on the first mountain stage of the race. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.