Tour de France 2020: Tadej Pogacar's victory stage by stage

Tadej Pogacar (left) and Sam Bennett (right) celebrate winning the yellow and green jerseys respectively on the podium after the 2020 Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar (yellow, white and polka dot) and Sam Bennett (green) won all four jerseys between them

Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar became the second youngest Tour de France champion in history with victory in the 107th edition of the race.

The UAE Team Emirates rider, 21, overhauled Primoz Roglic in a stunning time trial win on the penultimate day to win the yellow jersey on his debut.

Pogacar also won the polka dot jersey as king of the mountains and the white jersey as best young rider.

Ireland's Sam Bennett won the green points classification jersey.

Here is the story of the 2020 race, which was delayed from June until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, 29 August - stage one: Nice - Nice, 156km

Alexander Kristoff wins the opening stage
Alexander Kristoff secured the yellow jersey with a superb sprint finish

Winner: Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE-Team Emirates)

Report: Kristoff wins first stage as several riders crash in rain

Alexander Kristoff timed his sprint finish to perfection to win the opening stage, with Mads Pedersen second and Cees Bol third. There were several crashes on wet roads, but Ineos' defending champion Egan Bernal largely avoided trouble and finished safely in the peloton.

Sunday, 30 August - stage two: Nice - Nice, 186km

Julian Alaphilippe
Julian Alaphilippe was the fastest finisher from the late attackers as the peloton closed quickly but ultimately too late

Winner: Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

Report: Alaphilippe rides into yellow with Yates second overall

Britain's Adam Yates was in with a shout of winning stage two after launching a late attack alongside Julian Alaphilippe and Swiss youngster Marc Hirschi.

In the end he did not have the legs in the final sprint, but his third place in Nice was enough to put him into second overall, four seconds behind effervescent Frenchman Alaphilippe.

Monday, 31 August - stage three: Nice - Sisteron, 198km

Australia's Caleb Ewan (right) puts his arms up in celebration after beating Ireland's Sam Bennett (left) in a bunch sprint on stage three of the 2020 Tour de France
Caleb Ewan has won stages in all three Grand Tours

Winner: Caleb Ewan (Aus/Lotto Soudal)

Report: Ewan sprints to dazzling victory

Aussie speedster Caleb Ewan won a bunch sprint in spectacular fashion. After Peter Sagan had led out from distance it looked like Irishman Sam Bennett was set for victory, but Lotto Soudal's Ewan came from deep, squeezed past a fading Sagan on the barriers and swooped around Bennett to win in sensational style.

Tuesday, 1 September - stage four: Sisteron - Orcieres-Merlette, 160.5km

Primoz Roglic (centre) celebrates with his Jumbo-Visma team-mates after winning stage four of the 2020 Tour de France
Primoz Roglic secured his third Tour stage win on the 2020 edition's first summit finish

Pre-race favourite Primoz Roglic made a statement of intent with victory on the first summit finish of this year's race. The Slovenian's Jumbo-Visma team set the pace on the final climb before Roglic countered a late attack by Guillaume Martin to claim his third Tour stage win.

Despite Roglic's show of strength, most of the contenders did not lose any time, with Julian Alaphilippe retaining the yellow jersey and Adam Yates remaining second overall.

Winner: Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma)

Report: Roglic shows impressive form in summit finish win

Wednesday, 2 September - stage five: Gap - Privas, 183km

Adam Yates leaves the podium in the yellow jersey after stage five of the 2020 Tour de France
Adam Yates is the ninth different British rider to wear the yellow jersey

Adam Yates claimed the yellow jersey for the first time in his career in strange circumstances after Julian Alaphilippe was docked 20 seconds for taking a bottle off a team support member inside the final 20km of the stage.

It had been a quiet day until the finale, with unusually no breakaway forming, before Belgium's Wout van Aert underlined his all-round talents by beating the best sprinters in the race. Ireland's Sam Bennett finished third to take the green jersey off Peter Sagan.

Winner: Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma)

Report: Yates takes yellow after Alaphilippe penalised

Thursday, 3 September - stage six: Le Teil - Mont Aigoual, 191km

Alexey Lutsenko raises his arms in celebration after winning stage six of the 2020 Tour de France
Alexey Lutsenko's only previous Grand Tour stage win came at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana

A strong eight-man group established a healthy lead early on before Kazakh champion Alexey Lutsenko steadily dropped the rest of his breakaway partners. The Astana rider rode the last 17km alone to take an impressive first Tour stage win.

Adam Yates comfortably retained the yellow jersey, with none of the contenders mounting any attacks, although Julian Alaphilippe sprinted late on to grab one second back.

Winner: Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz/Astana)

Report: Lutsenko wins first Tour stage as Yates stays in yellow

Friday, 4 September - stage seven: Millau - Lavaur, 168km

Wout van Aert wins stage seven of the Tour de France
Wout van Aert, a three-time world cyclo-cross world champion, continues to impress on the road in France

Crosswinds played their part as Wout van Aert claimed his second stage win of the race in a reduced bunch sprint finish. Adam Yates managed to keep in the leading group but several of his general classification rivals missed out, with Tadej Pogacar and Mikel Landa both losing more than a minute.

Winner: Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma)

Report: Yates keeps yellow as Van Aert continues to impress

Saturday, 5 September - stage eight: Cazeres-sur-Garonne - Loudenvielle, 141km

Nans Peters
Nans Peters won his first stage on a Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia in 2019

Adam Yates retained the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey as Nans Peters rode to a superb solo win on stage eight. A tough day of climbing saw Yates respond to several attacks on the final climb on the Col de Peyresourde to maintain his advantage. France's Peters led home the survivors of a 13-man breakaway to record a memorable win in the Pyrenees.

Winner: Nans Peters (Fra/AG2R-La Mondiale)

Report: Yates defends Tour de France lead after tough mountain stage

Sunday, 6 September - stage nine: Pau - Laruns, 153km

Tadej Pogacar
Tadej Pogacar is the youngest stage winner at the Tour in the 21st Century

Adam Yates lost the leader's yellow jersey to Primoz Roglic as Tadej Pogacar won the stage. Yates was dropped on the final climb, while Pogacar edged Roglic in a sprint to the line.

Winner: Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE-Team Emirates)

Report: Yates loses yellow jersey to Roglic

Monday, 7 September - rest day: Carente-Maritime

Tuesday, 8 September - stage 10: Ile d'Oleron - Ile de Re, 168.5km

Ireland's Sam Bennett celebrates winning stage 10 of the 2020 Tour De France
Sam Bennett has now won stages in all three Grand Tours

Sam Bennett sprinted to his first Tour de France stage victory by holding off Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan after a stressful day that saw several crashes. Victory also moved Bennett back into the green jersey as leader of the points classification ahead of Sagan. Primoz Roglic avoided trouble to retain the yellow jersey.

Winner: Sam Bennett (Ire/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

Report: Bennett claims first Tour stage win

Wednesday, 9 September - stage 11: Chatelaillon-Plage - Poitiers, 167.5km

A photo finish shows Caleb Ewan narrowly beating Sam Bennett, Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan on stage 11 of the 2020 Tour de France
Caleb Ewan claimed the tightest sprint finish of the race so far

Caleb Ewan claimed his second win of this year's Tour and fifth overall by edging out his rivals in a thrilling sprint. The Australian threw his bike just ahead of Peter Sagan, who was subsequently relegated to last and docked 13 points by the race jury for colliding with Wout van Aert. Sam Bennett was promoted to second, giving the Irishman a 68-point lead over Sagan in the green jersey points classification.

Winner: Caleb Ewan (Aus/Lotto Soudal)

Report: Ewan wins thrilling sprint as Bennett tightens grip on green

Thursday, 10 September - stage 12: Chauvigny - Sarran, 218km

Marc Hirschi
Marc Hirschi claimed his first professional win on stage 12 after twice being on the podium earlier in the Tour

Marc Hirschi produced a superb solo break to record his first professional win. The Swiss rider went clear with 28km remaining of the 218km stage - the longest in this year's Tour - to win by 47 seconds on an uneventful day in the general classification.

Winner: Marc Hirschi (Swi/Sunweb)

Report: Hirschi wins his first Tour stage

Friday, 11 September - stage 13: Chatel-Guyon - Puy Mary, 191.5km

Daniel Martinez holds his hands up in celebration after winning stage 13 of the 2020 Tour de France
Daniel Martinez won the 2020 Criterium du Dauphine

Primoz Roglic tightened his hold on the yellow jersey after he and fellow Tadej Pogacar dropped all of their rivals on a gruelling final climb to Puy Mary. Defending champion Egan Bernal struggled and slipped to third overall, with Roglic now leading Pogacar by 44 seconds.

Colombian Daniel Martinez proved the strongest rider from a 17-man breakaway, reeling in Max Schachmann before punching clear of Lennard Kamna in the final metres to claim a superb maiden Tour stage win.

Winner: Daniel Martinez (Col/EF Pro Cycling)

Report: Roglic extends lead as Martinez claims maiden stage win

Saturday, 12 September - stage 14: Clermont-Ferrand - Lyon, 194km

Soren Kragh Andersen smiles after winning stage 14
Soren Kragh Andersen secured Sunweb's second win in three days

Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen attacked with three kilometres to go in a frantic finale to take a surprise win and cap a sublime tactical ride by Team Sunweb. Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team dropped Sam Bennett on the second climb and Sagan finished fourth, cutting Bennett's green jersey lead to 43 points. Primoz Roglic maintained his 44-second lead in the yellow jersey.

Winner: Soren Kragh Andersen (Den/Team Sunweb)

Report: Andersen attacks late to take stage win

Sunday, 13 September - stage 15: Lyon - Grand Colombier, 174.5km

Tadej Pogacar (right) beats Primoz Roglic (left) to win stage 15 of the 2020 Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar beat Primoz Roglic in a repeat of the Slovenian one-two on stage nine

Tadej Pogacar claimed his second stage win of this year's Tour to slightly cut into Primoz Roglic's lead. Pogacar kicked clear late on to win atop Grand Colombier and now trails his fellow Slovenian by 40 seconds.

It was another strong showing by Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team, who set such a high pace on the final climb that they dropped defending champion Egan Bernal. The Ineos Grenadiers rider lost over seven minutes to tumble from third to 13th, while Adam Yates moved up to fifth overall.

Winner: Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates)

Report: Pogacar wins from Roglic as Bernal drops out of contention

Monday, 14 September- rest day: Isere

Tuesday, 15 September - stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin - Villard-de-Lans, 164km

Lennard Kamna punches the air in celebration after winning stage 16 of the 2020 Tour de France
Lennard Kamna secured Bora-Hansgrohe's first stage win of the 2020 Tour

Lennard Kamna produced a superb solo break to power to victory as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead. It was German Kamna's first Grand Tour stage win.

Roglic finished almost 17 minutes later in a group of the main contenders to hold a 40-second lead over Tadej Pogacar.

Winner: Lennard Kamna (Ger/Bora-Hansgrohe)

Report: Kamna stakes first stage win as Roglic retains overall Tour lead

Wednesday, 16 September - stage 17: Grenoble - Meribel, 170km

Miguel Angel Lopez
Nicknamed Superman in Colombia, Miguel Angel Lopez is riding in his first Tour de France

Miguel Angel Lopez won his first Tour stage as Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the race. Astana rider Lopez accelerated clear on the final climb to move into third in general classification.

It was also a good day for Roglic, who finished second to increase his lead over fellow Tadej Pogacar to 57 seconds in the race for the yellow jersey.

Winner: Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana)

Report: Lopez wins stage 17 as Roglic stretches overall lead

Thursday, 17 September - stage 18: Meribel to La Roche-sur-Foron, 175km

Michal Kwiatkowski (right) and Richard Carapaz (left) embrace as Ineos take a one-two on stage 18 of the 2020 Tour de France
Michal Kwiatkowski (right) secured his first ever individual Grand Tour stage win

Michal Kwiatkowski helped Ineos Grenadiers salvage their Tour by leading home team-mate Richard Carapaz in a superb one-two in La Roche-sur-Foron. The two Ineos riders broke clear on the final climb and were able to cross the line arm-in-arm, with Carapaz also taking over the polka dot jersey from Tadej Pogacar.

Primoz Roglic again fended off any attacks as he maintained his 57-second lead over Tadej Pogacar.

Winner: Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol/Ineos Grenadiers)

Report: Kwiatkowski leads home Ineos one-two

Friday, 18 September - stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse - Champagnole, 166.5km

Sunweb's Soren Kragh Andersen celebrates on the podium after winning stage 19 of the 2020 Tour de France
Sunweb have won three stages during the 2020 Tour

Sunweb's Soren Kragh Andersen claimed his second stage win of the Tour with another canny late solo attack. A 12-man group also containing Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan broke free with 30km to go before Kragh Andersen caught everyone out by attacking with 16km remaining and staying clear to the finish.

Bennett extended his lead over Sagan in the green jersey to 55 points, while race leader Primoz Roglic comfortably retained his 57-second advantage over Tadej Pogacar heading into the crucial mountain time trial on stage 20.

Winner: Soren Kragh Andersen (Den/Team Sunweb)

Report: Kragh Andersen claims second stage victory

Saturday, 19 September - stage 20: Lure - La Planche des Belles Filles, 36.2km (time trial)

Tadej Pogacar grimaces as he wins stage 20 of the 2020 Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar ensured he will win three of the four jerseys with his third stage win

Tadej Pogacar produced a stunning time trial to win the stage and overhaul Primoz Roglic in one of the most dramatic finales in Tour de France history. The 21-year-old, who started the day 57 seconds down on Roglic, beat his fellow Slovenian by one minute 56 seconds to ensure he will be crowned the champion in Paris, with tradition dictating the leader is not attacked on the final stage.

Roglic had held the yellow jersey since taking it on stage nine and was one of the favourites to win the stage but struggled on the closing climb of La Planche des Belles Filles.

It was Pogacar's third stage win of the race and also saw him overtake Richard Carapaz in the king of the mountains classification on stage 20.

Winner: Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates)

Report: Pogacar set for shock Tour de France win

Sunday, 20 September - stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, 122km

Tadej Pogacar holds up the Slovenian flag in celebration after winning the 2020 Tour de France
Tadej Pogacar is the first Slovenian winner of the Tour de France

Sam Bennett secured the green jersey in fine style as he sprinted to victory on the Champs-Elysees, his second stage win of the race. Bennett is only the second Irishman after four-time winner Sean Kelly to claim the points classification in the Tour.

Tadej Pogacar finished safely in the bunch to secure his first Tour title, with Primoz Roglic and Richie Porte completing the podium in Paris.

Winner: Sam Bennett (Ire/Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

Report: Pogacar secures title as Bennett wins in Paris