News | Tour de France • July 24, 2022
Pogačar ends memorable Tour with podium in Paris
Grand Boucles draws to close on Champs Elysees
The 2022 Tour de France reached its end today with reigning champion Tadej Pogačar putting in a courageous fight to place second behind his closest rival Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) with Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) completing the podium.
The final sprint on the Champs Elysees was taken by Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck).
UAE Team Emirates close the race with 3 stage victories, the white jersey, and 5 days spent in the Maillot Jaune.
This Tour was not without adversity with several riders being ruled out by illness and injury: Vegard Stake Laengen and George Bennett fell victim of Covid-19 while Marc Soler missed the time cut due to stomach problems and Rafal Majka had a leg muscle injury. All were forced to withdraw.
Nevertheless the remaining four riders battled on and put in a brave display to reach Paris with good spirits and hungry to coming back fighting in 2023.
Pogačar : “It has been a great Tour de France for us all-round. I think for the fans especially it’s been an amazing Tour with lots of exciting racing as we had hoped.
Jonas deserved the win, he was the strongest rider and it gives me more motivation to come back stronger next year.”
Stage 21 results
1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 2h58’32”
2. Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (Intermaché-Wanty) s.t.
Tour de France Final Classification
1. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) 79h32’29”
2. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) +3’34”
3. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) +8’13”