Tadej Pogacar will provide a first in the Tour de France.

At 21 years and 364 days, the Slovenian will be the youngest post-war winner of the French cycling race.

Pogacar dethrones Egan Bernal as the youngest Tour winner since World War II.

The Colombian was 22 years and 196 days last year when he drove the yellow jersey over the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Only Henri Cornet was younger when he won the final classification in the Tour de France in 1904.

The Frenchman was 19 years and 352 days at the time.

Of course it is not entirely certain that Pogacar will be the overall winner of the Tour, because the last stage with the traditional mass sprint on the Champs-Élysées has yet to be held on Sunday.

That ride seems like a formality for the classification riders and will normally not cause any differences in the top.

Pogacar becomes the first Slovenian overall winner, making Slovenia the fourteenth country with a Tour victory.

This puts the country on a par with Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.

France tops the list with a total of 36 victories, although it has been 35 years since Bernard Hinault was the last Frenchman to ride the yellow to Paris in 1985.

Total number of Tour victories

  • France - 36

  • Belgium - 18

  • Spain - 12

  • Italy - 10

  • Great Britain - 6

  • Luxembourg - 5

  • United States - 3

  • Netherlands and Switzerland - 2

  • Australia, Colombia, Denmark, Germany and Ireland - 2