THE YELLOW HELMET
AND THE WISP OF HAIR
What remains of the Tour De France after it ends?
Do we remember the suffering—the last meters climbing Mont Ventoux?
Do we still feel the tension of racing—the top of the Col du Portet just meters before the finish line?
Do we remember the champagne and the glory on the Champs-Élysées?
For us the image that remains from this Tour De France is the pure joy of Tadej Pogačar riding his bike with hair coming out of his yellow helmet.
Because in the end, we all live for the joy of cycling.
Relive with us the best moments of the Tour and this amazing victory.
Despite the chaos of the first stage, Tadej secured the white jersey which he kept until the end of the race.
A great way to start the Tour De France!
Racing is a hard and risky job. Marc Hirschi separated his shoulder during the opening stage and Rui Costa hit the ground hard. Incredibly Hirschi carried on and managed to keep going!
The penultimate stage of the Tour de France 2020 and its climb of La Planche des Belles Filles remains the climax of last year’s Tour. From then on, we all knew that Tadej was a big threat for all of the favourites in such stages. Nobody was surprised when he won the Time Trial of stage 5, getting closer to the yellow jersey.
Stage 8 will remain as the most decisive stage of the Tour, and one of the nicest pieces of cycling in recent years. Tadej, riding in a reduced GC group launched a solo attach 32km before the finish. At the front, Teuns couldn’t be caught but Tadej put a massive 4 minutes gap between himself and his closest rivals. He conquered the Yellow Jersey kept it until Paris. Sometimes you don’t need to win to be victorious!
After a massive effort which saw UAE riders setting the pace, Tadej attacked quickly followed by Vingegaard and Carapaz. Despite some moves during the uphill, the small group remained together until the final sprint. Pogi didn’t let his chance fly away and took his first victory in the yellow jersey. For sure it would have a different taste.
The iconic Tourmalet represented the last chance to score points for the Polka Dot jersey, as the tour was moving away from the Pyrenees. And he did it – you can smile Tadej, job is done!
The rest is history now.
Last year was the year of superlatives and this year is the year of confirmation. It might not sound so glamorous but in fact it was.
“I think that’s the point of sport; to have fun, to enjoy what you’re doing“ - Tadej
Thank You Tadej!