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Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) sailed in to claim the overall victory in the 2020 Tour de France on the final stage to Paris. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), who led the race until the stage 20 time trial, and Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) rounded out the podium.
Green jersey winner Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quickstep) cemented his status as the race's top sprinter, taking out the final sprint on the Champs Elysees ahead of world champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) and seven-time green jersey winner Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).
Pogacar stood atop the final podium through most of the ceremonies, having swept the overall classification, the mountains classification, and finishing as best young rider.
"It's unbelievable. It's really crazy," Pogacar said after finishing. "Even if I didn't win - even if I came second or last, it's nice to be here. This is the top of the top. I cannot describe this feeling with words.
"Today was very special - special moments with my teammates. Finally I had some time to talk with them on the bike, not just going full gas every day. A lot of respect for the other riders. Every single one of them congratulated me today. I am really thankful. This sport is really amazing."
The race, which took place from August 29 to September 20 after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, made it to Paris without any riders testing positive for the virus.
Click or swipe through the gallery above to see who won each stage.
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|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates||87:20:05|
|2||Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma||0:00:59|
|3||Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo||0:03:30|
|4||Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren||0:05:58|
|5||Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team||0:06:07|
|6||Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team||0:06:47|
|7||Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma||0:07:48|
|8||Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Pro Cycling||0:08:02|
|9||Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott||0:09:25|
|10||Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain McLaren||0:14:03|
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Sam Bennett (Irl) Deceuninck-Quickstep||2:53:32|
|2||Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo|
|3||Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe|
|4||Alexander Kristoff (Nor) UAE Team Emirates|
|5||Elia Viviani (Ita) Cofidis|
|6||Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma|
|7||Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal|
|8||Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Israel Start-Up Nation|
|9||Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept|
|10||Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) NTT Pro Cycling|
After delays due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the 107th edition of the Grande Boucle is scheduled to begin in Nice on August 29 and conclude on September 20 in Paris.
The Grand Départ will take place in and around the coastal mediterranean city of Nice. It will begin with a 156km road stage on Saturday, August 29, followed by a 190km road stage the next day.
ASO have routed the race through five mountain ranges: Alps, Massif Central, Pyrenees, Jura and the Vosges. It will be an unconventional and mountainous route that will include includes 29 categorised climbs and five mountain finishes.
There will be no finishes on iconic ascents such as L'Alpe d'Huez and Mount Ventoux. The stand-out mountain finishes in this edition will happen on the ascents of the Puy Mary in Massif Central on stage 13 and on the Col de la Loze at Méribel in the Alps on stage 17.
There will be the introduction of four new climbs: Col de la Lusette and Suc au May in the Massif Central, Col de la Hourcère in the Pyrenees and summit of the Col de la Loze.
Other ascents include Grand Colombier, Pyramide du Bugey and Mont Aigoual, Col de Peyresourde, Cormet de Roselend, Col des Saisies and Les Aravis.
There will be no team time trial in this year's edition of the race, but there is one 36km individual time trial between Lure and La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 20.
The route is designed for the best climbers in the world to contest the overall title at the 2020 Tour de France.
There will be stages that favour the sprinters, too. Flat parcours are schedule on stage 1 and 3 in Nice, stage 5 in Privas, stage 7 in Lavaur, stage 10 in Ile de Re Saint-Martin-de-Re, stage 11 in Poiters, stage 14 in Lyon, stage 19 in Champagnole and the stage 21 finale in Paris.
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Tour de France 2020 Contenders
The 2020 Tour de France route will suit the pure climbers of the peloton. Team Ineos are expected to line up behind defending champion Egan Bernal, while Jumbo-Visma threaten the British team's dominance with Primož Roglič ably supported by newcomer Tom Dumoulin.
The French contenders should not be underestimated. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) astounded the cycling world this July after winning two stages, placing fifth overall and spending 14 days in the yellow jersey. He will return in 2020 as will his compatriots Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale).
Other contenders include Nairo Quintana, who got a great start to the year with Arkéa-Samsic, Mikel Landa, a new addition at Bahrain-McLaren, Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe), and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First).
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Tour de France bikes
No matter if it's held in July or September, the Tour de France will always be a hotbed of tech. Teams' sponsors utilise the rigorous environment to test their products at the highest level and use the international stage to launch their latest tech.
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