Saturday July 26th, 2014

Stage 20Bergerac / Périgueux

Start 10h10 (Local time)

Two seats for three pretenders

Sporting stakes26.07.2014Stage 20- Bergerac / Périgueux

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 hungry for more. However, the course is designated for the most on form riders rather than for pure time trial specialists. Vincenzo Nibali doesn't have to worry about his lead but he has warned that he'll race as a leader, meaning that he's able to a fifth stage victory to his fabulous honour roll. But the main fight will happen just in front of him. Thibaut Pinot, Jean-Christophe Péraud and Alejandro Valverde are within fifteen seconds on GC. There are two seats for three on the final podium...

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