In memoriam: Tadej Pogačar's white jersey domination

After 81 days in the young rider's jersey at Grand Tours, the Slovenian has grown up

Tadej Pogačar in the white jersey
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Next year's Tour de France is going to be very different. No, not because it starts in Italy and ends in Nice, not Paris, but because Tadej Pogačar will not be in the white jersey. Not at all. Not at any point.

That's right, this year's race was the last time that the Slovenian was eligible for the young rider's competition, a classification he has dominated since turning up at the race and winning the whole thing for the first time, in 2020, and therefore getting the white jersey by default.

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