Tour de France standings: The final results from the French Grand Tour

Who are the jersey winners as the race comes to a close in Paris after 21 amazing stages

Tadej Pogačar wins the Tour de France 2021
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The 2021 Tour de France ends with one rider dominating three of the four categories as Tadej Pogačar successfully defends his title as Mark Cavendish made race history.

Stage 21 saw the usual layout but it did not see the expected winner. Wout van Aert of Team Jumbo-Visma powered to stage victory ahead of Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Fenix ahead of a boxed-in Mark Cavendish who was not able to pass the Belgian duo.

Van Aert has added the bunch sprint to his mountains stage and the time trial, which is an unbelievable achievement. 

Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates was dominant throughout the race and ended up winning the overall by 5-20 over Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) with Ineos Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz taking third at 7-03 after losing a bit of time in the time trial on stage 20.

Pogačar also took the mountains and white best young rider jerseys too.

Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) takes the points jersey for the second time in his career, 10 years after winning his first as well as taking four stage wins as well as equaling Eddy Merckx record for the most wins at the Tour de France.

Bahrain Victorious took the team standings by 19-12 over EF Education-Nippo.

Franck Bonnamour won the Super Combatif prize as the most combative rider of the entire race, spending over 900km in the breaks at this year's race. His debut Tour.

Here are the final standings from the 108th Tour de France with the final stage standings, the overall, points, mountains, youth and team standings.

Stage 21: Chatou to Paris, Champs-Élysées (108.4km)

1. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, in 35-53
2. Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck - Quick-Step, at 21 seconds
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, at 32s
4. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ, at 38s
5. Stefan Bissegger (Sui) EF Education-Nippo, at 44s
6. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck - Quick-Step, at 49s
7. Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates, at 52s
8. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, at 57s
9. Magnus Cort (Den) EF Eduation-Nippo, at 1-00
10. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck - Quick-Step, at 1-21

Tour de France: Final General classification

1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, in 82-56-36
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, at 5-20
3. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, at 7-03
4. Ben O'Connor (Aus) Ag2r Citroën Team, at 10-02
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 10-13
6. Enric Mas (Esp) Movistar Team, at 11-43
7. Alexey Lusenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech, at 12-23
8. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis, at 15-33
9. Pello Bilbao (Esp) Bahrain Victorious, at 16-04
10. Rigoberto Urán (Col) EF Education-Nippo, at 18-34

Tour de France: Final Green jersey standings 

1. Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-Quick-Step, 317pts
2. Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange, 279pts
3. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious, 223pts
4. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix, 186pts
5. Matej Mohorič (Slo) Bahrain Victorious, 163pts
6. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck - Quick-Step, 163pts
7. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 154pts
8. Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck - Quick-Step, 124pts
9. Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma, 121pts
10. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Team Jumbo-Visma, 103pts.

Tour de France: Final Mountain classification

1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, 107pts
2. Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain-Victorious, 88pts
3. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, 82pts
4. Wout van Aert (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma, 68pts
5. Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkéa-Samsic, 66pts
6. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers, 56pts
7. Ben O'Connor (Aus) Ag2r-Citroën Team, 44pts
8. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo, 41pts
9. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, 41pts
10. Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, 37pts.

Tour de France: Final best young rider standings

1. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, in 82-56-36
2. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, at 5-20
3. David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 21-50
4. Aurélien Paret-Peintre (Fra) Ag2r-Citroën Team, at 39-09
5. Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Education-Nippo, at 1-09-16
6. Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 2-11-39
7. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo, at 2-13-33
8. Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM, at 2-17-40
9. Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo, at 2-29-33
10. Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto-Soudal, at 2-43-49.

Tour de France: Final team classification

1. Bahrain Victorious, in 249-16-47
2. EF Education-Nippo, at 19-12
3. Team jumbo-Visma, at 1-11-35
4. Ineos Grenadiers, at 1-27-10
5. Ag2r-Citroën Team, at 1-31-54
6. Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-36-44
7. Trek-Segafredo, at 1-47-04
8. Astana-Premier Tech, at 2-01-45
9. Movistar Team, at 2-04-28
10. UAE Team Emirates, at 2-38-08.

Tour de France classifications brief explanation

The Tour de France has six classifications but just four award a leader's jersey. 

The leader of the overall standings and eventual winner of the race wears the yellow jersey.

Whoever leads the points standings will don the green jersey, and this is typically a sprinter, with Irishman Sam Bennett taking the jersey in 2020.

In the mountains, the rider who collects the most points over the various categorised climbs gets to wear the white jersey with red polka-dots.

The white jersey, meanwhile denotes the leader of the best young rider. This has been won by the winner of the overall standings in the last two editions of the race, courtesy of Tadej Pogačar in 2020 and Egan Bernal the year before.

There is a classification for the best team, an award that is calculated by taking into account the first three riders across the line from each team and adding their times together. It is often won by Movistar.

The last classification is awarded daily by a jury. This is the combativity prize. A rider will be awarded a red number that he wears on the following stage after showing outstanding combative nature either in a break or in an unseen part of the race.

As well as that, the rider who has performed the best in the breaks throughout the race will win the Super-Combativity award, also awarded by a jury.

For more in-depth information on all the standings in the race go and have a look at out jerseys explained page.

Tim Bonville-Ginn
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