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Tadej Pogacar: The Tour de France time trial turned everything in my life upside down



Tadej Pogačar woke up on Monday in Paris as the winner of the Tour de France 2020 and celebrated his 22nd birthday with his girlfriend and his parents after an evening with his Emirates team from the UAE in a small pizza restaurant in Paris. In just 48 hours, Pogačar’s life has changed dramatically.

He had had one of the biggest surprises in Tour de France history, beating his Slovak compatriot Primož Roglič after the Jumbo Visma team dominated the race and believed they had secured victory. It was an incredible end to a race that many thought would never reach Paris.

French sports newspaper L’Equipe describe Pogačar as’Jeune et Insouciant̵

6;- Young and Carefree, in its opening headline of Tour de France coverage, referring to the title of a biography of Laurent Fignon who won, was the last rider to win his debut Tour in 1983 when he was only 22 years old .


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