Tour de France 2021 Final, Stage 21, Sunday July 18, 2021.

The great Tour de France race started on Saturday June 26 and ends on Sunday July 18th 2021. Here are the final winners.

General Guide to the Tour de France 2021, showing the map of the route, route details, cyclists past and present and some fun facts.

Photo: Wout Van Aert wins stage 20 © A.S.O./Aurelien Vialatte

The Final of the Tour de France 2021

Final of Tour de France Paris © A.S.O./Aurelien Vialatte

So we’re now at the end of the race as the riders sweep down the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The winner of last year’s Tour, Tadej Pogačar, is at the front by over 5 minutes and wearing the yellow jersey once again. He will wear it on Sunday, the final day, and also the Polk Dot jersey. He increased his lead over the next nine riders by minutes.

The great sprinter, Mark Cavendish, took his 34th tour win in the Tour de France on Day 13, Friday July 9. It equals the 34 wins of the Belgian legend, Eddie Merckx. But although he won the overall Green Jersey, he came third in the final sprint of the race.

Deceuninck team on stage at tour de france 2021
Deceuninck Team Tour de France 2021 © A.S.O./Aurelien Vialatte

The Tour de France result for Stage 20: The 10 leading cyclists

The first chart underneath shows the day’s race, which throws up different cyclists as leaders. It was won by the powerful and young Wout van Aert for the second day running.

Tour de France 2021 Wouf van Aert on stage holding up flowers
Wout Van Aert wins Stage 20 © A.S.O./Aurelien Vialatte
Tour de France Latest
1Wout Van Aert/BEL/Jumbo Visma02hrs39’37”
2Jasper Philipsen/Alpecin Fenixtd>02hrs39’37”
3Mark Cavendish/GBR/Deceuninck-Quick Step02hrs39’37”
4Luka Mezgec/SLO/Team BikeExchangete00hrs36’31”
5Andre Greipel/GER/Israel Start-Up Nation00hrs37’37”
6Danny Van Poppel/NED/Intermarche Wanty Gobert Materiaux00hrs36’42”
7Michael Matthews/AUS/Team BikeExhange00hrs36’45”
8Alex Aranburu Deba/Astana Premier Tech00hrs38’50”
9Cyril Barthe/FRA/B&B Hotels P/B KTM00hrs36’53”
10Maximilian Richard Valsheid/Team Qhubeca Nexthash neo Grenadiers00hrs37’14”

The Tour de France Jerseys

The Yellow Jersey (maillot jaune) is the overall winner of the race up to that point, awarded after each stage.
The Green Jersey is for the best sprinter. Points are awarded at the finish of each stage, and for an intermediate sprint in all normal stages.
The Red Polka Dot Jersey is for the best climber. Points are awarded at the summit of each hill and mountain and at altitude finishes.
The White Jersey is the best young rider (for riders who are no more than 25 years old in the year of the race).
The Red and White Stripe Jersey is for the most aggressive rider which is awarded at the end of each stage by cycling specialists.

tour de France 2020 Tadej Pogacar winner in yellow jersey in Paris riding over cobbles with others beside him
Tadej Pogačar Tour de France winner 2020 © Chabe01/CC-BY-SA 4.0

General Classification – Yellow Jersey Rankings

The Result column is the time it took the leader and the lag behind of all the first 9 followers

Tour de France Latest
1Tadej Pogačar/SLO/UAE Team Emirates82hrs56’36”
2Jonas Vingegaard/NOR/Jumbo-Visma00hrs05’20”
3Richard Carapaz/ECU/Ineos Grenadiers00hrs07’03”
4Ben O’Connor/AUS/AG2r Citroen Team00hrs10’02”
5Wilco Kelderman/NED/Bora-Hansgrohe00hrs10’13”
6Enric Mas/SPA/Movistar00hrs11’43”
7Alexey Lutsenko/KAZ/Astana-Premier Tech00hrs12’23”
8Guillaume Martin/FRA/Cofidis00hrs15’33”
9Peio Bilbao/SPA/Cofidis00hrs16’04”
10Rigoberto Uran/COL/EF Education Nippo00hrs18’34”

Green Jersey General Rankings

Mark Cavendish will win the Green Jersey. But he would dearly love to do it on the day that he wins his 35th stage on the Tour de France and establishes a new record.

Tour de France Latest
1Mark Cavendish/GBR/Deceuninck-Quick Step 337
2Michael Matthews/AUS/Team BikeExchange291
3Sonny Colbrelli/ITA/Bahrain Victorious227
4Jasper Philipsen/BEL/Team Alpecin-Fenix 216
5Wout van Aert/BEL/Jumbo-Visma171
6Matej Mohoric/SLO/Bahrain Victorious163
7Julian Alaphilippe/FRA/Deceuninck-Quick Step 163
8 Tadej Pogačar/SLO/UAE Team Emirates154
9Michael Mørkøv/DEN/Deceuninck-Quick Step 124
10Jonas Vingegaard/NOR/Jumbo-Visma103

Red Polka Dot Jersey General Rankings

There were no mountain climbs on this stage.

Tour de France Latest
1 Tadej Pogačar/SLO/UAE Team Emirates107
2Wouter Poels/NED/Bahrain Victorious 88
3Jonas Vingegaard/NOR/Jumbo-Visma82
4Wout van Aert/BEL/Jumbo Visma68
5Nairo Quintana/COL/Team Arkea – Samsic66
5Michael Woods/CAN/Israel Start-Up Nation72
6Richard Carapaz/ECU/Ineos Grenadiers56
8Ben O’Connor/AUS/AG2R Citroen Team44
9Bauke Mollema/NED/Trek-Sagafredo 41
10David Gaudu/FRA/Groupama – FDJ41

White Jersey General Rankings

Tour de France Latest
1Tadej Pogacar/SLO/UAE Emirates Team 2282hrs66’36”
2Jonas Vingegaard/NOR/Jumbo-Visma2400hrs05’20”
3David Gaudu/FRA/Groupama FDJ2400hrs21’50”
4Aurelian Paret Peintre/FRA/AG2R Citroen2400hrs39’09”
5Sergio Andres Higita/COL/EF Education Nippo2201hrs09’16”
6Valentin Madouas/FRA/Groupama FDJ2402hrs11’39”
7Neilsen Powless/USA/EF Education Nippo2402hrs13’33”
8Mark Donovan/GBR/Team DSM2402hrs14’52”
9Jonas Rutsch/GER/EF Education Nippo2402hrs29’33”
10Brent Van Moer/BEL/Lotto Soudal2502hrs41’12”

Team Rankings

Tour de France Latest
1Bahrain Victorious249hrs16’37”
2ED Education Nippo00hrs19’12”
3Jumbo Visma01hrs11’25”
4Ineos Grenadiers01hrs27’10”
5AG2R Citroen01hrs31’54”
6Bora Hansgrohe01hrs36’44”
7Trek Segafreddo01hrs47’04”
8Astana Premier Tech02hrs01’45”
19Movistar Team02hrs04’28”
10UAE Team Emirates02hrs38’08”

Tour de France 2021 Latest daily updates: Cyclists who have left the race

DNF= Did not finish
DNS = Did not start
OTL = Outside time limit. rider failed to finish within a specified time behind the race winner (usually defined as a percentage of the winner’s time)

It’s been a brutal Tour de France, with a major crash early on the first day caused by a spectator holding up a cardboard message to her grandparents and looking the wrong way. That was followed by another crash on day 1 and since then it’s been extraordinarily dangerous with some of the greatest names and hopes in the race having to retire.

More than the usual number of cyclists had to leave the race being outside the time limit. The current leader Tadej Pogačar is extraordinarily fast and with other dominant cyclists has been changing the way the Tour de France is run. Here’s the list of all 40 withdrawals.

Stage 21
Jakob Fuglsland (Astana Premier Tech) DNS as left for Tokyo Olympics

Stage 20
No withdrawals

Stage 19
Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) DNS
Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar Team) DNS

Stage 17
Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) fell ill and had to abandon the race

Stage 16
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/ Trek-Segafredo) DNS as he is targeting the Olympics.

Stage 15
Nacer Bouhanni (FRA/Team Arkéa-Samsic) DNF
Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/Team TotalEnergies) OTL

Stage 14
Warren Barguil (FRA/Team Arkéa-Samsic) DNS
Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN/Team DSM) DNS

Stage 13
Simon Yates (GBR/Team BikeExchange) crashed out along with team-mate Lucas Hamilton (AUS/Team BikeExchange)
Roger Kluge (GER/Lotto-Soudal) DNF
Michael Gogl (AUT/Qhubeka-NextHash) DNS

Stage 12
Peter Sagan (SVK/Bora-Hansgrohe) did not start the race as he was suffering continuing knee problems. It started on stage three with a crash involving Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) who broke a collarbone and left. Sagan battled on with a swollen knee that stopped him bending his leg.

Stage 11
Tony Martin (GER/Team Jumbo-Visma) DNF
Victor Campaenaers (BEL/Team Qhubeka-NextHash) DNF
Tiesj Benoot (BEL/Team DSM) DNF
Clément Russo (FRA/Team Arkéa-Samsic) DNF
Miles Scotson (AUS/Groupama-FDJ) DNF
Tosh Van der Sande (BEL/Lotto-Soudal) DNF
Dan McLay (GBR/Team Arkéa-Samsic) DNF
Luke Rowe (GBR/Ineos Grenadiers) OTL

Stage 10
Jonas Koch (GER/Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériau) DNF

Stage 9
The favorite of this year’s race, Primož Roglič (SLO/Jumbo-Visma) who had crashed did not start
Mathieu van der Poel (NED/Alpenin-Fenix) DNS. He left at the end of stage 8 so he could focus on mountain biking at the Olympics
Tim Merlier (BEL/Alpecin-Fenix) DNF
Jasper De Buyst (BEL/Lotto-Soudal) DNF
Nans Peters (FRA/Ag2r Citroën Team) DNF
Bryan Coquard (FRA/B&B Hotels p/b KTM) OTL
Arnaud Démare (FRA/Groupama-FDJ) OTL
Stefan De Bod (RSA/Astana-Premier Tech) OTL
Loïc Vliegen (BEL/Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) OTL
Nic Dlamini (RSA/Qhubeka-NextHash) OTL
Anthony Delaplace (FRA/Arkéa-Samsic OTL

Stage 4 to 8: No cyclist left the race

Stage 3
Robert Gesink (NED/Jumbo-Visma) DNF  
Jack Haig (AUS/Bahrain Victorious)  DNF
Caleb Ewan (AUS/Lotto-Soudal) DNF

Stage 2
Marc Soler (SPA/Movistar) DNF

Stage 1
Jasha Sutterlin (GER/Team DSM) DNF
Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU/Groupama-FDJ) DNF
Cyril Lemoine (FRA/B&B Hotels-KTM) DNF

Tour de France 2021 latest daily updates: How the Teams have fared as they start July 13, Stage 17

Some teams have managed to keep all their riders. The team that has suffered the most, losing 5 of their 8 riders is Team Arkéa-Samsic. Let’s hope there are no more casualties on this extraordinary Tour de France 2021.

AG2R Citroën (France): 7 Riders left: Ben O’Connor (AUS); Benoît Cosnefroy (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Dorian Godon (FRA); Oliver Naesen (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Aurélien Paret-Peintre (FRA); Michael Schär (SUI); Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) Gone: Nans Peters (FRA)

Alpecin-Fenix (Belgium): 6 Riders left: Silvan Dillier (SUI); Xandro Meurisse (BEL); Jasper Philipsen (BEL); Jonas Rickaert (BEL); Kristian Sbragli (ITA); Petr Vakoč (CZE)

 Gone: Tim Merlier (BEL); Mathieu van der Poel (Holland)

Astana – Premier Tech (Kazakhstan): 7 Riders left: Jakob Fuglsang (DEN); Alex Aranburu (SPA); Omar Fraile (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Dimitriy Gruzdev (KAZ); Hugo Houle (CAN, 2020 Tour team); Ion Izagirre (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Stefan De Bod (SA);

B&B Hotels p/b KTM (France): 6 Riders left: Franck Bonnamour (FRA); Maxime Chevalier (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Jens Debusschere (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Cyril Gautier (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Quentin Pacher (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Pierre Rolland (FRA, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Bryan Coquard (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Cyril Lemoine (FRA)  

Bahrain – Victorious (Bahrain): 7 Riders left: Pello Bilbao (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Sonny Colbrelli (ITA, 2020 Tour team); Marco Haller (AUT), Matej Mohorič (SLO); Wout Poels (NET, 2020 Tour team), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Fred Wright (GB, neo-pro). Gone: Jack Haig (AUS)

Bora–Hansgrohe (Germany): 7 Riders left: Emanuel Buchmann (GER and in last year’s team); Wilco Kelderman (NET); Patrick Konrad (AUT); Daniel Oss (ITA); Nils Politt (GER); Lukas Pöstlberger (AUS, 2020 Tour team); Ide Schelling (NET, neo-pro). Gone: Peter Sagan (SVK, 2020 Tour team)

Cofidis Solutions Crédits (France): 8 Riders: Simon Geschke (GER); Rubén Fernández (SPA); Jesús Herrada (SPA, 2020 Team tour); Christophe Laporte (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Guillaume Martin (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Anthony Perez (FRA); Pierre-Luc Perichon (FRA); Jelle Wallays (BEL)

Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Belgium): 8 Riders: Julian Alaphilippe (FRA, 2020 Tour team), Kasper Asgreen (DEN, 2021 Tour team); Davide Ballerini (ITA); Mark Cavendish (GB); Tim Declercq (BEL 2020 Tour team); Dries Devenyns (BEL); Michael Mørkøv (DEN, 2020 Tour team)

EF Education Nippo (USA): 8 Riders: Rigoberto Urán (COL, 2020 Tour team); Stefan Bissegger (SUI, neo-pro), Magnus Cort (DEN); Ruben Gurreiro (POR); Sergio Higuita (COL, 2020 Tour team); Neilson Powless (USA, 2020 Tour team); Jonas Rutsch (GER); Michael Valgren (DEN) 

Groupama–FDJ (France): 5 Riders left: David Gaudu (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Bruno Armirail (FRA); Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA); Valentin Madouas (FRA 2020 Tour team); Rudy Molard (FRA); Stefan Kung (SWI); Gone: Arnaud Démare (FRA); Ignatas Konovalovas (LIT, 2020 Tour team); Miles Scotson (AUS)

Ineos Grenadiers (Great Britain): 7 Riders seft: Geraint Thomas (GB); Richard Carapaz (ECU, 2020 Tour team); Jonathan Castroviejo (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB); Michal Kwiatkowski (POL, 2020 Tour team); Richie Porte (AUS), Dylan van Baarle (NET, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Luke Rowe (GBR 2020 Tour team)

Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux (Belgium): 7 Riders left: Jan Bakelants (BEL); Jonas Koch (GER); Louis Meintjes (SA); Boy van Poppel (NET), Danny van Poppel (NET); Lorenzo Rota (ITA); Georg Zimmermann (GER). Gone: Loïc Vliegen (BEL)

Israel Start-up Nation (Israel): 8 Riders: Guillaume Boivin (Canada); Chris Froome (GB); Omer Goldstein (ISR); André Greipel (GER, 2020 Tour team); Reto Hollenstein (SUI); Dan Martin (IRE, 2020 Tour team); Michael Woods (CAN); Rick Zabel (GER)

Lotto-Soudal (Belgium): 4 Riders left: Thomas De Gendt (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Philippe Gilbert (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Harry Sweeny (AUS, neo-pro); Brent Van Moer (BEL). Gone: Jasper De Buyst (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Caleb Ewan (AUS, 2020 Tour team); Roger Kluge (GER, 2020 Tour team); Tosh Van der Sande (BEL)

Movistar (Spain): 7 Riders left: Jorge Arcas (SPA); Imanol Erviti (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Iván García Cortina (SPA); Miguel Ángel López (COL); Enric Mas (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Alejjandro Valverde (SPA, 2020 Tour team); Carlos Verona (SPA, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Marc Soler (SPA, 2020 Tour team)

Team Arkéa-Samsic (France): 3 Riders left: Nairo Quintana (COL); Élie Gesbert (FRA); Connor Swift (GB). Gone: Warren Barguil (FRA); Nacer Bouhanni (FRA); Clément Russo (FRA); Anthony Delaplace (FRA); Dan Mclay (GB)

Team BikeExchange (Australia): 6 Riders left: Esteban Chaves (COL); Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR); Chris Juul-Jensen (DEN); Michael Matthews (AUS); Luka Mezgec (SLO); Robert Stannard (AUS). Gone: Lucas Hamilton (AUS); Simon Yates (GB)

Team DSM (Germany): 5 Riders left: Cees Bol (NET); Mark Donovan (GB); Nils Eekhoff (NET, neo-pro); Joris Nieuwenhuis (NET); Casper Pedersen (DEN). Gone: Tiesj Benoot (BEL); Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN); Jasha Sütterlin (GER)

Team Jumbo-Visma (Netherlands): 5 riders left: Kruijswijk (NET); Sepp Kuss (USA, 2020 Tour team); Mike Teunissen (NET), Wout van Aert (BEL, 2020 Tour team) Jonas Vingegaard (Den). Gone: Robert Gesink (NED); Primož Roglič (SlO, 2020 Tour team); Tony Martin (GER, 2020 Tour team);

Team Qhubeka-NextHash (South Africa): 5 Riders left: Fabio Aru (ITA); Sean Bennett (USA); Simon Clarke (AUS); Sergio Henao (COL); Max Walscheid (GER). Gone: Victor Campenaerts (BEL); Nic Dlamini (RSA); Michael Gogl (AUT)

Trek–Segafredo (USA): 7 Riders left: Mads Pedersen (DEN, 2020 Tour team); Julien Bernard (FRA); Kenny Elissonde (FRA, 2020 Tour team); Bauke Mollema (NET, 2020 Tour team); Toms Skujinš (LAT, 2020 Tour team); Jasper Stuyven (BEL, 2020 Tour team); Edward Theuns (BEL, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)

Team TotalEnergies (Portugal): 7 Riders left: Jérémy Cabot (FRA); Fabien Doubey (FRA); Víctor de la Parte (SPA); Pierre Latour (FRA); Cristián Rodríguez (SPA); Julien Simon (FRA); Anthony Turgis (FRA, 2020 Tour team). Gone: Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)

UAE Team Emirates (UAE): 8 Riders: Tadej Pogačar (SLO, 2020 Tour team and 2020 winner); Mikkel Bjerg (DEN); Davide Formolo (ITA, 2020 Tour team); Marc Hirschi (SUI); Vegard Stake Laengen (NOR); Rafal Majka (POL); Brandon McNulty (USA); Costa Rui (POR).

More Information

Here’s the official website for the Tour de France 2021
Cycling News has excellent up-to-date information on the Tour de France 2021 (and is good on cycling generally). Procycling news is another good source.

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