Saturday July 26th, 2014

Stage 20Bergerac / Périgueux

Start 10h10 (Local time)

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While Vincenzo's first victory in the Tour de France was already almost certain, France claimed back some of its past glory by placing two men on the race podium for the first time in 30 years after Saturday's final time trial in Perigueux, won by Tony Martin. The German's success was as predictable as Nibali's triumph yet the medal spots were up for grabs and Jean-Christophe Peraud used his experience and «rouleur» skills to clinch a runner-up spot while Thibaut Pinot...

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Best young rider.

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"More or less, I knew what was going on. I was informed of the gaps to my rivals. I was aware all the way long that I was losing the podium. I've tried to do well but my body responded ‘no'. During the last week, I've suffered the difficult weather conditions we've endured. The rain and cold have taken me down. When you give it all, you can't have regrets. I feel sorry for my fans that I'm not on the final podium. I also would have liked to be there. But I'm happy. Fourth of the Tour de...

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Second overall, JEan-Christophe Perayd was over the moon on the finish line.

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Ousted of the top 5 by Tejay Van Garderen by two seconds after a puncture, France's Romain Bardet was extremely frustrated on the finish line.

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Sporting stakes26.07.2014

Die Stunde der Wahrheit

Das abschließende Zeitfahren der Tour de France gehört zu den spannenden Höhepunkten der Radsportsaison. Dies ist häufig in verschiedenerlei Hinsicht der Fall, und auch heute gibt es unterschiedliche Ziele und Entscheidungen. Für den Etappensieg gilt wohl Tony Martin als Favorit, da er dreifacher Weltmeister in der Disziplin ist. Die blendende Form, die er bei seiner siegreichen Ausfahrt nach Mulhouse an den Tag gelegt hat, darf ihm die Zuversicht geben, heute einen neuerlichen Erfolg bei...

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How was the first time ?26.07.2014

Luke Durbridge - A mini-goal for each day

Luke Durbridge (OGE) is about to complete his first Tour de France. He should be on his terrain in today's 54-km time trial between Bergerac and Perigueux.

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Slightly eclipsed by the race for the Top 5, Team Belkin achieved a formidable team performance in this Tour de France with three riders in the Top 15 in the GC before the final time-trial.

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Sporting stakes26.07.2014

Two seats for three pretenders

Out of the three best time trialists of the current era, Bradley Wiggins hasn't started the Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara has pulled out, so Tony Martin is the only one remaining. The world champion is a natural favourite for stage 20 from Bergerac to Périgueux on a distance of 54 kilometres, which is pretty long compared to what the riders have had to race against the clock in the most recent Tours. The German has already bagged a worthy stage victory in Mulhouse but he's for sure...

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