Tour de France yellow jersey for second year in a row
Pogachar finishes second despite a fall
Pushing each other to the limit
For the second year in a row, Jonas Bjergor (27-DENMARK) has won the “mayo zone” (yellow jersey).
Bjergor won the individual general classification at the 2023 Tour de France, which concluded on Thursday in Paris, France, with a time of 82 hours, 5 minutes and 42 seconds, his second consecutive victory. In doing so, he fulfilled a promise he made after winning his first individual title at last year’s event, saying, “No one can take it away from me now.” Meanwhile, 2020 and 2021 champion Tadej Pogachar (25-Slovenia) had to settle for second place this year after crossing the line seven minutes and 29 seconds behind Bingor.
“It was a long journey, but it went by very quickly,” said Bjergor. It was hard because I had a very close race with Pogachar every day, but I enjoyed it. I hope to win a third title next year.” “Björg and I push each other to the limit,” said Pogachar. We had a beautiful race.”
Past the Arc de Triomphe to the Champs Elysees The lead group of the road cycling competition ‘Tour de France’ rides past the Arc de Triomphe towards the Champs Elysees, where the finish line is located, during the 21st stage of the race in Paris, France, Thursday.
The Tour de France, which began in 1903, is considered one of the world’s three major road cycling events, along with the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España. This year’s race started in Bilbao, Spain, on Jan. 1 and finished on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, totaling 3,406 kilometers with only two days of rest. Of the 21 stages, eight were mountainous and four were hilly.
Bjergor and Pogachar started the race in first and second place, separated by more than a minute and a half from the rest of the field by the sixth stage through the Alps. After 13 stages, the gap was down to nine seconds. However, 고스톱 Pogachar’s fall on stage 17 from Mont Blanc to Courchevel increased the gap to 7:35 and effectively ended the race.