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2020 Tour de France
2020 UCI World Tour, race 12 of 21
Map of France with the route of the 2020 Tour de France
Route of the 2020 Tour de France
Race details
Dates29 August — 20 September[1]
Distance3,484.2 km (2,165 mi)
Winning time87h 20' 05"
Winner  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) (UAE Team Emirates)
  Second  Primož Roglič (SLO) (Team Jumbo–Visma)
  Third  Richie Porte (AUS) (Trek–Segafredo)

Points  Sam Bennett (IRL) (Deceuninck–Quick-Step)
Mountains  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) (UAE Team Emirates)
Youth  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) (UAE Team Emirates)
Combativity  Marc Hirschi (SUI) (Team Sunweb)
Team Movistar Team
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The 2020 Tour de France was the 107th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours. Originally scheduled to start on 27 June 2020, it was postponed until 29 August 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France. The race began in Nice on 29 August and concluded with its traditional run on the Champs-Élysées on 20 September.[2] A total of 176 riders from 22 teams participated in the race. The overall general classification was won for the first time by a Slovenian, Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates. Countryman Primož Roglič (Team Jumbo–Visma) finished second, while Australian Richie Porte (Trek–Segafredo) came third.

Alexander Kristoff won the bunch sprint on stage 1 to take the first yellow jersey of the tour. Julian Alaphilippe, who led much of the previous year's tour, took the lead of the race after winning stage 2. Alaphilippe received a 20-second penalty for receiving food too close to the finish on stage 5 and lost his lead to Adam Yates. Yates held the lead for four stages before losing significant time in the mountainous stage 9, handing the lead to Roglič. Roglič held the yellow jersey for 11 stages, but was overtaken during the penultimate stage 20 time trial by Pogačar. With only the traditional procession on the Champs-Élysées remaining, Pogačar held his lead on the final stage.

The points classification was won by Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Sam Bennett. The mountains classification and the young rider classification were both won by Pogačar, making him the first rider to win the yellow, polka dot, and white jerseys in the same year. Pogačar is the first rider to win three distinctive jerseys since Eddy Merckx in 1972, the first rider since Laurent Fignon in 1983 to win the Tour in his debut, and the first rider since Cadel Evans in 2011 to win the yellow jersey on the penultimate stage of the race.[3]

Movistar Team won the team classification for the third consecutive year. Marc Hirschi of Team Sunweb was named the overall most combative rider. Pogačar won the most stages, with three.


The 2020 Tour was in jeopardy of being cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic[4] resulting in a virtual Tour being held using Zwift.[5] On 14 April the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced the start of the 2020 Tour would be postponed until 29 August, with the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España to follow in October.[6]


The team presentation in Nice

The 2020 Tour de France peloton consisted of 22 teams. All nineteen UCI WorldTeams were entitled, and obliged, to enter the race.[7] Additionally, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organisers of the Tour, invited three second-tier UCI ProTeams to participate in the event. The teams were announced on 7 January 2020. With every team fielding eight riders, 176 riders started the race in Nice. As 30 riders abandoned during the race, 146 riders made it to the finish line on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.[8]

Teams that participated:

UCI WorldTeams

UCI ProTeams

Pre-race favourites[edit]

Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France

Pre-race predictions in the media, as well as by the bookmakers, on the general classification, changed with the postponement of the Tour. Ineos Grenadiers's Egan Bernal, the defending champion, sought to win a second consecutive title. Bernal's teammates, Geraint Thomas, who won in 2018, as well as four-time Tour winner Chris Froome, both did not participate after sub-par showings in the Critérium du Dauphiné. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama–FDJ), who was among the top contenders the previous year but had to abandon due to injury, was another top contender. Team Jumbo–Visma's duo of Primož Roglič, winner of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana, and Tom Dumoulin were also seen as top contenders, as was their teammate Steven Kruijswijk, who finished third the previous year, but had to withdraw from this year's race following an injury sustained in the Critérium du Dauphiné a few weeks prior to the Tour's start. Other riders considered as top contenders included: Miguel Ángel López (Astana), Romain Bardet, Emanuel Buchmann (Bora–Hansgrohe), who finished fourth in the previous year's Tour, Mikel Landa (Bahrain–McLaren), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis), Daniel Martínez (winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné), Nairo Quintana (Arkéa–Samsic), Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), who finished third in the 2019 Vuelta a España, Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema (Trek–Segafredo).[9][10] One of many outside contenders was Julian Alaphilippe, who wore the yellow jersey for 14 days the previous year and managed to finish fifth, but the Frenchman confirmed that his focus would be on winning stages and not targeting the general classification.[11]

For the points classification, the big favorite was Slovakian Peter Sagan of Bora–Hansgrohe, who holds the record for the most wins of the points classification with seven. Some of the other favorites included Sam Bennett (Deceuninck–Quick-Step); Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT Pro Cycling), who won the Italian National Road Race Championships and the European Road Race Championships in the build-up to the Tour; Caleb Ewan (Lotto–Soudal), who won three stages the previous year; and Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo–Visma), winner of the 2020 Strade Bianche and 2020 Milan–San Remo. Other contenders are: Elia Viviani (Cofidis), Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain–McLaren), and Matteo Trentin (CCC Team).[12]

Three cyclists waiting with their bicycles in front of several others or more, with each of the three wearing white, yellow and green jerseys
Leaders of the young rider, general and points classifications Egan Bernal, Julian Alaphilippe and Peter Sagan, respectively, lining up before stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France

Among the condenders for the mountains classification were the past three winners: 2017 winner Warren Barguil (Arkéa–Samsic), 2018 winner Julian Alaphilippe, and 2019 winner Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale). Other notable top contenders included: Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale); Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels–Vital Concept); Ilnur Zakarin and Alessandro De Marchi (CCC Team), Guillaume Martin and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis); Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation); Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens (Lotto–Soudal); Adam Yates (Mitchelton–Scott); Tiesj Benoot (Team Sunweb), Lilian Calmejane (Total Direct Énergie); and Davide Formolo and David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates).[13]

The two main favorites for the young rider classification were defending champion Egan Bernal and Tour debutant Tadej Pogačar. Bernal's teammate Pavel Sivakov, as well as Colombian duo Sergio Higuita and Daniel Martínez (EF Pro Cycling), and David Gaudu (Groupama–FDJ) were also expected to do well in this classification.[citation needed]

Two teams were considered the front-runners for the teams classification; Ineos Grenadiers were led by defending champion Bernal and Carapaz; they previously won this classification in 2017. Team Jumbo–Visma were led by Roglič and Dumoulin, as well as EF Pro Cycling and Trek–Segafredo. Movistar Team, which has won the teams classification in four of the last five Tours, were also expected to challenge for the classification despite losing several of their general classification leaders to other teams.[citation needed]

Route and stages[edit]

The start of the 2020 Tour (known as the Grand Départ) took place in Nice.[14] This was the second occasion that the city has held the Grand Départ, the first being for the 1981 Tour de France. This was the 36th occasion on which the Tour de France has visited Nice,[15] and the first time since the 2013 Tour de France.[16] This year's race took place entirely within France.[17]

Stage characteristics and winners[18][19]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 29 August Nice to Nice 156 km (97 mi) Flat stage  Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
2 30 August Nice to Nice 186 km (116 mi) Medium mountain stage  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
3 31 August Nice to Sisteron 198 km (123 mi) Flat stage  Caleb Ewan (AUS)
4 1 September Sisteron to Orcières-Merlette 160.5 km (99.7 mi) Hilly stage  Primož Roglič (SLO)
5 2 September Gap to Privas 183 km (114 mi) Flat stage  Wout van Aert (BEL)
6 3 September Le Teil to Mont Aigoual 191 km (119 mi) Hilly stage  Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ)
7 4 September Millau to Lavaur 168 km (104 mi) Flat stage  Wout van Aert (BEL)
8 5 September Cazères to Loudenvielle 141 km (88 mi) Mountain stage  Nans Peters (FRA)
9 6 September Pau to Laruns 153 km (95 mi) Mountain stage  Tadej Pogačar (SLO)
7 September Charente-Maritime Rest day
10 8 September Île d'Oléron to Île de 168.5 km (104.7 mi) Flat stage  Sam Bennett (IRL)
11 9 September Châtelaillon-Plage to Poitiers 167 km (104 mi) Flat stage  Caleb Ewan (AUS)
12 10 September Chauvigny to Sarran 218 km (135 mi) Hilly stage  Marc Hirschi (SUI)
13 11 September Châtel-Guyon to Puy Mary 191.5 km (119.0 mi) Medium mountain stage  Daniel Martínez (COL)
14 12 September Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon 194 km (121 mi) Flat stage  Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
15 13 September Lyon to Grand Colombier 174.5 km (108.4 mi) Mountain stage  Tadej Pogačar (SLO)
14 September Isère Rest day
16 15 September La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans 164 km (102 mi) Mountain stage  Lennard Kämna (GER)
17 16 September Grenoble to Méribel (Col de la Loze) 170 km (110 mi) Mountain stage  Miguel Ángel López (COL)
18 17 September Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron 175 km (109 mi) Mountain stage  Michał Kwiatkowski (POL)
19 18 September Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole 166.5 km (103.5 mi) Flat stage  Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN)
20 19 September Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles 36.2 km (22.5 mi) Mountain time trial  Tadej Pogačar (SLO)
21 20 September Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 122 km (76 mi) Flat stage  Sam Bennett (IRL)
Total 3,484.2 km (2,165.0 mi)

Race overview[edit]

Grand Départ and The First Week[edit]

The Tour began in Nice, France, and the first three stages would begin in Nice, in late August due to the worldwide pandemic. Stage one was intended to be a flat sprinter's stage around the city without much drama or surprises; and initially started out that way with a three rider breakaway. The break was caught early in the stage, after racing for the King of the Mountains points which were split equally, with the jersey being won by Fabien Grellier for getting there first. Still with 100km to go an unseasonable driving rainstorm moved in; the first time it had rained in this area in months. In conjunction with oil and grime on some sections of the road and newly painted crosswalks and bike lanes on other sections, the roads became treacherous throughout the remainder of the day. To the point the riders felt like they were riding on ice at times.[20] As a result, there were numerous crashes. The conditions got so bad that the peloton eventually called a truce as so not to endanger anyone's entire race on the first day. Miguel Ángel López, John Degenkolb, Philippe Gilbert, Caleb Ewan, Rafael Valls, Julian Alaphilippe, George Bennett and many other riders went down with several of them abandoning.

With 3km to go there was a large pileup along the Promenade des Anglais in downtown Nice.[21] From this point on the Race Jury decided anyone involved in this crash would receive the same time as the winner. Alexander Kristoff was involved in this crash, but being as the Sprinter's teams and leadout trains were not operating at top speed as they would under normal conditions he was able to fight his way back to the front and beat out the defending World Champion, as well as Bol, Bennett, Sagan and Viviani to win the stage and therefore the yellow jersey.

Stage two saw better weather, but there would also be two Category 1 climbs. The previous stage Gilbert fractured a kneecap for the second time in three years and Valls broke his leg so neither started the stage.[22] Attacks started as soon as 'the race is on' was declared with Cosnefroy, Asgreen, Skujins, Gogl, Trentin, Sagan, Postlberger and Perez forming the escape bunch. A gap of about three minutes is all they were allotted before team UAE took charge at the front of the main field to set the pace. Going up the Col de la Colmiane Cosnefroy attacked to take the KOM points reaching the summit alone. By the time the main field reached the summit the gap was closing in on two minutes as many riders were dropped from the bunch including the yellow Jersey of Kristoff and Mads Pedersen. By the climb of the Col d'Eze with 40km to go, the breakaway group had been brought back and Nicolas Roche was the first over the top.[23] With 13km to go in the stage, on the day's final climb Alaphilippe launched an attack in which he was immediately joined by Adam Yates and Marc Hirschi. Lead by the dominant Jumbo squad of Primoz Roglic and Tom Dumoulin, the group of favorites did pursue but the trio managed to stay away on the descent and build a small gap. During the pursuit Michal Kwiatkowski bumped into Dumoulin which caused a violent crash and interrupted the rhythm and pace Team Jumbo was setting in pursuit of the breakaway.[24] Approaching the finish line on the Promenade des Anglais the peloton was only two seconds behind as Alaphilippe won the day, and the yellow jersey for the second time in his career, as Hirschi, Yates, Greg Van Avermaet and Sergio Higuita rounded out the top 5.

Stage three departed the Allianz Riviera en route to Sisteron and initially saw a relaxed mood in the main field due to many, if not most riders still feeling sore from the harsh conditions suffered on the first stage. Jérôme Cousin, Perez and Cosnefroy got involved in the breakaway with the latter two racing for the right to wear the polka dot jersey in the early stages. Perez won enough points to take the jersey from Cosnefroy and was therefore in the virtual jersey when they both fell back from the group to rejoin the peloton leaving Cousin on his own with over a hundred kilometres to go. Perez however, crashed into his team car, and then the side of the mountain on the descent when the car suddenly stopped in front of him and was left no choice but to abandon the race.[25] Cosnefroy retained the jersey as a result and would be in good position to defend it over the next few stages. With 16km to go Cousin was brought into the fold and the sprint finish saw Sam Bennett appear to be in very good position to claim his first ever stage in the Tour de France when a late charging Ewan came by Sagan, Hugo Hofstetter, Giacomo Nizzolo as well as Bennett to take the win.[26]

Stage four was figured to be the first stage to see how the GC riders fared amongst themselves being as the stage finished with a climb. In the same region that Luis Ocaña had his famous solo breakaway in 1971. The breakaway of six riders formed and took the majority of the intermediate sprint and mountains points with one of the riders, Tiesj Benoot crashing and actually splitting his seatpost in two.[27] Benoot avoided serious injury and continued the race as the breakaway eventually fragmented with the final escapee in Krists Neilands being caught as the final climb began. In previous years Team Sky/Team Ineos had been the undisputed strongest team in the peloton producing Froome, Thomas, and Bernal as consecutive Tour de France champions but this year it appeared that Jumbo-Visma was the juggernaut controlling the field. Wout Van Aert and Sepp Kuss set the pacemaking late in the stage shaking off everyone but the group of favorites. Kuss drove a dominant pace all the way up the climb when with 500 meters to go Guillaume Martin attacked and Kuss peeled off as his teammate Roglic and the rest of the favorites pursued. Roglic won the stage definitively[28] with Tadej Pogacar coming in 2nd, Martin finishing 3rd, Nairo Quintana in 4th and Alaphilippe finishing 5th retaining the yellow jersey. Other favorites in Defending champ Egan Bernal, Dumoulin, Lopez, Mikel Landa and 2nd place overall Adam Yates also came across in good order. Stage five was a flat stage in which several breakaways were attempted, but none actually succeeded. Cosnefroy grabbed the two points to stay in the polka dot jersey while Sam Bennett took the intermediate sprint points and finished 3rd at the finish line, behind Cees Bol and stage winner Wout Van Aert, to claim the green jersey from Sagan. The yellow jersey also switched riders as race leader Julian Alaphilippe accepted food inside 20km to go, which is a penalty for safety reasons, and was docked twenty seconds. As a result Yates took over the Maillot Jaune, although he was less than pleased to learn that he was being awarded it in this manner as he stated, "Nobody wants to take the jersey like this. I was on the bus and we were about to leave for the hotel when I got the call…. tomorrow I'll give it everything to defend the jersey…"[29] This was the second time being involved in a controversial swapping of the yellow jersey for Yates as during the 2016 edition when Chris Froome ended up running up Mont Ventoux Yates finished the stage and was temporarily officially in yellow by a few seconds over Froome, until after the stage was over and the Jury decided to give Froome the same time as Bauke Mollema who had also been involved in the incident, which allowed Froome to keep his lead.[30]

Stage six began at Le Teil and finished at Mont Aigoual, a climb made famous by writer and semi-pro cyclist Tim Krabbé. The stage saw a large group of riders form an escape bunch including Van Avermaet, Roche, Cavagna, Powless, Herrada, Lutsenko, Oss and Edvald Boasson Hagen. Their gap eventually exceeded six minutes and Herrada, Van Avermaet, Lutsenko and Powless would survive to finish ahead of the peloton with Lutsenko riding away from everyone and soloing to victory.[31] Yates would perform well and defend his yellow jersey with a three second advantage over Roglic, with the majority of the other GC contenders about ten seconds behind him. Stage seven saw a major split in the main field due in part to the weather, with very high crosswinds creating splits in the peloton, and due to the extreme pace set very early on in the stage by the Ineos Grenadiers and Team Bora on the first climb of the day, who were trying to drop the competition of Peter Sagan who was aiming to reclaim the green jersey from Bennett.[32]The plan worked out for both teams as not only were the sprinters and contenders for the stage win in Bennett, Nizzolo, Kristoff, Bol and Ewan left behind, but so were many of Bernal's competitors in the GC who lost over a minute by the end of the day. Riders who had their hopes at victory or a podium finish take a serious hit included Mollema, Pogacar, Landa, Porte and Carapaz while Bernal, Roglic, Dumoulin, Lopez, Yates, Uran, Pinot, Bardet Quintana and Guillaume Martin survived in the lead group securing their position. The most significant breakaway attempt of the day came from veteran Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt, who rode solo for about 60 kilometers, but he was caught by the lead group long before the finish. At the finish line Wout Van Aert took his second stage win in three days besting Boasson Hagen and Bryan Coquard at the line. Yates remained in the overall lead, Sagan was back in the green jersey and Bernal took the White Jersey from Pogacar.

The Second Week and Pyrenees[edit]

Classification leadership and minor prizes[edit]

Tadej Pogačar, Paris, stage 21.

Four main individual classifications and a team competition are being contested in the race. The most important is the general classification, calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage.[33] Time bonuses (time subtracted) are awarded at the end of every stage apart from the time trial stages. The first three riders receive 10, 6, and 4 seconds, respectively.[34] In an effort to animate racing in the general classification, time bonuses of 8, 5, and 2 seconds respectively are also awarded for the first three riders across a mountain summit, given out on eight climbs. These occur on stages 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, and 18.[34] For crashes within the final 3 km (1.9 mi) of a stage, not including time trials and summit finishes, any rider involved would receive the same time as the group he was in when the crash occurred.[35] The rider with the lowest cumulative time is the winner of the general classification and is considered to be the overall winner of the Tour.[36]

Additionally, there is a points classification. Riders receive points for finishing among the highest placed in a stage finish, or in intermediate sprints during the stage. The points available for each stage finish are determined by the stage's type, and sprints, with the first fifteen places in all receiving points. In flat stages, 50 points are given to the stage winner, down to 2 points for 15th place. In hilly stages, the winner gains 30 points, also down to 2 points. In mountain stages, individual time trials and intermediate sprints, 20 points are given to the winners, down to 1 point.[33] The cyclist with the most points leads the classification, and is identified with a green jersey.[33]

There is also a mountains classification. Most stages of the race includes one or more categorised climbs, in which points are awarded to the riders that reaches the summit first. The climbs are categorised as fourth-, third-, second-, and first-category and hors catégorie, with the more difficult climbs rated lower. Mountains ranked hors catégorie give 20 points to the first rider to cross the summit, down to 2 points to the 8th cyclist. For first-category climbs, 6 riders receive points, with 10 for the first rider to reach the summit. Second-, third- and fourth-category climbs give 5, 2 and 1 points to the first rider respectively.[34] Double points are awarded at the top of the Méribel Col de la Loze in the seventeenth stage, the highest point in the 2020 Tour at 2,304 m (7,559 ft) above sea level.[34] The cyclist with the most points leads the classification, wearing a white jersey with red polka dots.[33]

The final individual classification is the young rider classification. This is calculated the same way as the general classification, but only riders under 26 years are eligible. This means that in order to compete in the classification, a rider has to be born after 1 January 1995.[34] The leader wears a white jersey.[33]

The classification for the teams is calculated by adding together the times of the first three cyclists of a team on each stage; the leading team is the one with the lowest cumulative time. The number of stage victories and placings per team determines the outcome of a tie.[34] The riders on the team that led this classification are identified with yellow number bibs on the back of their jerseys and yellow helmets.[33]

In addition, there is a combativity award given after each stage to the rider considered, by a jury, to have "made the greatest effort and who demonstrated the best qualities of sportsmanship".[34] No combativity awards are given for the time trials and the final stage.[34] The winner wears a red number bib for the following stage.[33] At the conclusion of the Tour, the overall super-combativity award will be awarded by a jury.[34]

A total of €2,293,000 is awarded in cash prizes in the race.[37] The overall winner of the general classification receives €500,000, with the second and third placed riders getting €200,000 and €100,000 respectively.[38] All finishers in the top 160 are awarded money.[38] The holders of the classifications benefit on each stage they led; the final winners of the points and mountains are given €25,000, while the best young rider and most combative rider get €20,000.[39] The team classification winners earn €50,000.[37] €11,000 is given to the winners of each stage of the race, with smaller amounts given to places 2–20.[38] There is also a special award with a prize of €5000: the Souvenir Henri Desgrange, given to the first rider to pass the summit of the highest climb in the Tour, the Col de la Loze on stage 17.[37]

Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
A yellow jersey.
Points classification
A green jersey.
Mountains classification
A white jersey with red polka dots.
Young rider classification
A white jersey.
Team classification
A white jersey with a yellow number bib.
Combativity award
A white jersey with a red number bib.
1 Alexander Kristoff Alexander Kristoff Alexander Kristoff Fabien Grellier Mads Pedersen Trek–Segafredo Michael Schär
2 Julian Alaphilippe Julian Alaphilippe Benoît Cosnefroy Marc Hirschi Benoît Cosnefroy
3 Caleb Ewan Peter Sagan Jérôme Cousin
4 Primož Roglič Tadej Pogačar EF Pro Cycling Krists Neilands
5 Wout van Aert Adam Yates Sam Bennett Wout Poels
6 Alexey Lutsenko Nicolas Roche
7 Wout van Aert Peter Sagan Egan Bernal Daniel Oss
8 Nans Peters Nans Peters
9 Tadej Pogačar Primož Roglič Movistar Team Marc Hirschi
10 Sam Bennett Sam Bennett Stefan Küng
11 Caleb Ewan Mathieu Ladagnous
12 Marc Hirschi Marc Hirschi
13 Daniel Martínez Tadej Pogačar EF Pro Cycling Maximilian Schachmann
14 Søren Kragh Andersen Stefan Küng
15 Tadej Pogačar Movistar Team Pierre Rolland
16 Lennard Kämna Richard Carapaz
17 Miguel Ángel López Tadej Pogačar Julian Alaphilippe
18 Michał Kwiatkowski Richard Carapaz Marc Hirschi
19 Søren Kragh Andersen Rémi Cavagna
20 Tadej Pogačar Tadej Pogačar Tadej Pogačar no award
21 Sam Bennett
Final Tadej Pogačar Sam Bennett Tadej Pogačar Tadej Pogačar Movistar Team Marc Hirschi
  • On stage 2, Peter Sagan, who was third in the points classification, wore the green jersey, because first placed Alexander Kristoff wore the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification, and second placed Mads Pedersen wore the white jersey as the leader of the young rider classification.
  • On stage 18, Enric Mas, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Tadej Pogačar wore the polka-dot jersey as the leader of the mountains classification.
  • On stage 21, Enric Mas, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because first placed Tadej Pogačar wore the yellow jersey as the leader of the general classification. For the same reason, Richard Carapaz, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the polka-dot jersey.

Final classification standings[edit]

A yellow jersey. Denotes the winner of the general classification[40] A white jersey with red polka dots. Denotes the winner of the mountains classification[40]
A green jersey. Denotes the winner of the points classification[40] A white jersey. Denotes the winner of the young rider classification[40]
A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Denotes the winner of the team classification[40] A white jersey with a red number bib. Denotes the winner of the combativity award[40]

General classification[edit]

Final general classification (1–10)[41]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) A yellow jersey.A white jersey with red polka dots.A white jersey. UAE Team Emirates 87h 20' 05"
2  Primož Roglič (SLO) Team Jumbo–Visma + 59"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 3' 30"
4  Mikel Landa (ESP) Bahrain–McLaren + 5' 58"
5  Enric Mas (ESP) A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Movistar Team + 6' 07"
6  Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana + 6' 47"
7  Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 7' 48"
8  Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Pro Cycling + 8' 02"
9  Adam Yates (GBR) Mitchelton–Scott + 9' 25"
10  Damiano Caruso (ITA) Bahrain–McLaren + 14' 03"

Points classification[edit]

Final points classification (1–10)[41]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Sam Bennett (IRL) A green jersey. Deceuninck–Quick-Step 380
2  Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe 284
3  Matteo Trentin (ITA) CCC Team 260
4  Bryan Coquard (FRA) B&B Hotels–Vital Concept 181
5  Wout van Aert (BEL) Team Jumbo–Visma 174
6  Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto–Soudal 170
7  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step 150
8  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) A yellow jersey.A white jersey with red polka dots.A white jersey. UAE Team Emirates 143
9  Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team Sunweb 138
10  Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Deceuninck–Quick-Step 138

Mountains classification[edit]

Final mountains classification (1–10)[41]
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) A white jersey with red polka dots.A yellow jersey.A white jersey. UAE Team Emirates 82
2  Richard Carapaz (ECU) Ineos Grenadiers 74
3  Primož Roglič (SLO) Team Jumbo–Visma 67
4  Marc Hirschi (SUI) A white jersey with a red number bib. Team Sunweb 62
5  Miguel Ángel López (COL) Astana 51
6  Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale 36
7  Pierre Rolland (FRA) B&B Hotels–Vital Concept 36
8  Richie Porte (AUS) Trek–Segafredo 36
9  Nans Peters (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale 32
10  Lennard Kämna (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe 27

Young rider classification[edit]

Final young rider classification (1–10)[41]
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Tadej Pogačar (SLO) A white jersey.A yellow jersey.A white jersey with red polka dots. UAE Team Emirates 87h 20' 05"
2  Enric Mas (ESP) A white jersey with a yellow number bib. Movistar Team + 6' 07"
3  Valentin Madouas (FRA) Groupama–FDJ + 1h 42' 43"
4  Daniel Martínez (COL) EF Pro Cycling + 1h 55' 12"
5  Lennard Kämna (GER) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2h 15' 39"
6  Harold Tejada (COL) Astana + 2h 37' 02"
7  Niklas Eg (DEN) Trek–Segafredo + 2h 50' 04"
8  Marc Hirschi (SUI) A white jersey with a red number bib. Team Sunweb + 2h 54' 34"
9  Neilson Powless (USA) EF Pro Cycling + 3h 03' 09"
10  Pavel Sivakov (RUS) Ineos Grenadiers + 4h 15' 38"

Team classification[edit]

Final team classification (1–10)[41]
Rank Team Time
1 Movistar Team A white jersey with a yellow background on the number bib. 262h 14' 58"
2 Team Jumbo–Visma + 18' 31"
3 Bahrain–McLaren + 57' 10"
4 EF Pro Cycling + 1h 16' 43"
5 Ineos Grenadiers + 1h 32' 01"
6 Trek–Segafredo + 1h 39' 39"
7 Astana + 1h 47' 15"
8 AG2R La Mondiale + 2h 58' 47"
9 UAE Team Emirates + 3h 06' 46"
10 Mitchelton–Scott + 3h 25' 10"


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