Preparations were underway, but the top three looked more or less set possible changes in the top 10 and, of course, a stage win still to play out this time, starting in libon and finishing in sati million 30.8 kilometers against the clock. Not quite the dramatic climb that we had at la place de belfi around 10 months prior, but still a rolling course, a few lefts and rights and, of course, tired. Three weak legs, miguel biel of denmark and uae emirates, set the early strong time. But then stefan bisiga of ef education, nippo, was looking to win his second time trial on french roads since turning professional at the start of the season winner of a stage at parinis against the clock, the young swiss was in fine form to say he was getting To the end of his first three week, race, eight seconds quicker than biel bissiger would move into the hot seat. That is until kespa ascrine turned up danish national champion in the discipline and looking to take a first stage win at the tour de france he’d better. The time by 23.4 seconds, iceland, absolutely flying 51 kilometers per hour, his average speed, stefan kung, had been left disappointed the european champion finishing second to taray pogachar in the first time trial and he looks set to maybe move up into the hot seat in this one. He was quicker than arsene at the second intermediate check, but ran out of gas over the final third ending up disappointed.
Again, wildfernat would be the next big challenger already a winner of a mountain stage at this tour de france, a bunch sprint in the past. Plenty of belgian fans to cheer him on and things look good from the off. He set the fastest time check at the first intermediate fastest two at the second, and he carried that through to the finish 21.2 seconds quicker than austrian 51.5 kilometers per hour. The average speed for the belgian only the general classification riders could disappoint him. Kelderman would hold on to his position in the top five ben o’connor not reached by keldam and either the australian finishing fourth and winning a stage at the tour de france would be the other battle six seconds between the two vinegar on paper, the strongest time trialist Calapas unable to reach the second spot, but set to finish third in the tour de france, the first man from ecuador to do that. Jonas finger will be the first rider from denmark on the podium of the tour in 25 years. A brilliant time trial put him. Third, on the stage he would finish second overall and his debut tour de france, five minutes 45. He had to make up at the start of the day if he was to win the tour today. Pogacha was never going to lose that, but there was always the worry of a crash or an incident bugatti road relatively conservatively, looking like he wasn’t, taking any risks but still putting in a very solid ride crossing the line in yellow and with an eighth place finish On the day, he’d be on his way to paris for a coronation.
As a successful defender of a tour de france title jumbo visma came here looking for the overall with roglic she crashed and was out, but what fernat would win a stage for the second time. A very good tour in the end for the dutch team, as their belgian star, took stage 20. 21 seconds, his margin of victory over casper, austrian vinegar finishing in third at 32 and today, pogaccha winning the tour de france. For a second time out of two three stage wins along the way tarepogachar defending his title and doing so in style. He will win the tour de france sparring incident or accident by five minutes and 20 seconds richard calapas 703 in third, with o’connor, fourth kelvin. Fifth, so the paris party remains starting in chateau and heading to paris, champs elysees, the famous lapse of the world famous boulevard, a sprint slightly further up the avenue. This time we think a sprint. Will it be so there’s always the question. It will be a coronation for tada bulgachar.