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Factbox on Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who won his second consecutive Tour de France title:
Born: September 21, 1998
Grand Tour titles (2): Tour de France 2020, 2021
* Coached by former world road race bronze medallist and fellow Slovenian Andrej Hauptman
* 2018 is Pogacar's breakthrough year. He wins the Tour de l'Avenir, a stage race for young riders often seen as a springboard for the Tour de France. He also won the mountains classification in that race.
GRAND TOUR DEBUT
* In 2019, Pogacar becomes the youngest winner of the Tour of California
* He also wins the Tour of Algarve
* On his grand tour debut, Pogacar wins three stages at the Vuelta a Espana to finish third overall behind Primoz Roglic and Alejandro Valverde
* In 2020, he gears up for the Tour de France by finishing fourth in the Criterium du Dauphine
* On the Tour de France, the Slovenian champion claims the overall lead on the penultimate day, overturning a 57-second deficit to leapfrog Roglic
* In 2021, he wins the Liege-Bastogne-Liege 'Monument' classic before triumphing at the Tour de France for a second time
* Pogacar is the youngest rider to win the Tour de France since Henri Cornet in 1904, the second youngest ever
* He is the youngest rider to win two Tour de France titles
* Last year he became the first rider since Eddy Merckx in 1969 to hold three distinctive jerseys (yellow, white for the best Under-25, polka dot for the mountains classification). Merckx had won the mountains classification, yellow jersey and green jersey for the points classification