Time trial in Tour de France started

The German Roger Kluge was the first to start on Saturday in the twentieth stage of the Tour de France. It is an individual time trial covering 36.2 kilometers from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles. Later in the afternoon, the classification toppers come into action and the Tour is in principle decided. In the final stage on Sunday, the Champs-Élysées usually only sprints for the day victory.

The time trial has a difficult end. After about 30 relatively flat kilometers, the final climb in the Vosges is 5.9 kilometers with an average gradient of 8.5 percent.

Yellow jersey wearer Primoz Roglic defends a 57-second lead over his fellow countryman Tadej Pogacar. The leader of Jumbo-Visma has 1.27 minutes ahead of Colombian Miguel Ángel López. Tom Dumoulin is ninth in the standings and with a good time trial he could possibly climb a few places.

Roglic is the last to start at 5.14 pm.


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