Paris (AP) - After 3482.2 kilometers, the Tour de France came to an end in Paris.
A success for the organizers in times of Corona.
Surprise winner Tadej Pogacar celebrates his 22nd birthday this Monday in the yellow jersey and documents the Slovenian dominance in the 107th edition of the tour.
ERA: The Ineos and Sky teams had won the Tour de France seven times in the past eight years.
Despite top-class stars and the highest budget, the super racing team lost its dominance this year and played no role in the overall standings.
Defending champion Egan Bernal drove home early after a break-in.
CORONA: Not one driver tested positive for Corona in the three weeks, the concept of the organizers worked perfectly.
The drivers dutifully adhered to the guidelines - in contrast to Christian Prudhomme, head mahner.
The tour boss had to go home in quarantine for a week after a positive check.
DISASTERATION: For Thibaut Pinot, who was plagued by a fall, the dream of overall victory in the Pyrenees fell through.
Compatriot Julian Alaphilippe had to give up the yellow jersey after he illegally accepted a drinking bottle for the last 20 kilometers.
Even after 35 years, the hosts have to wait for the successor to five-time Tour Champion Bernard Hinault.
There were also only two stage wins for France.
GENERATION: Tadej Pogacar won the yellow jersey as the second youngest overall winner at the age of 21 and 365 days.
The one year older Swiss Marc Hirschi won a stage and was named the most aggressive rider on the tour.
And six days after his 24th birthday, Lennard Kämna achieved the only German stage win.
Next year, last year's winner Egan Bernal (23) also wants to attack again.
In addition, the Belgian young star Remco Evenepoel (20) will make his debut.
MIGHT: Little Slovenia rules the Tour de France.
First and second place in the overall standings by Pogacar and Roglic, plus five stage wins for the two stars.
The country with a population of just two million won big.
There were also two second places from Luka Mezgec.
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