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Time trial stage underway at Tour de France

Second and third up for grabs in Tour de France time trial stage

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race ...

Cycling Tour de France

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in the rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race ...

BERGERAC, France (AP) -- Riders are setting off one-by-one in the Tour de France's Stage 20 time trial, with two places on the final podium beneath yellow-jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali up for grabs.

Last-placed Ji Cheng of China was first off on the 54-kilometer (34-mile) rolling route from Bergerac to Perigeuex as riders set off in reverse order of the overall standings.

Italy's Nibali has a near lock on victory, leading by more than 7 minutes over second place Thibaut Pinot of France.

Three-time world time-trial champion Tony Martin of Germany is the favorite to win the stage.

Only 15 seconds separate Pinot and the third- and fourth-placed riders Jean-Christophe Peraud and Alejandro Valverde.


Updated : 2021-08-06 06:26 GMT+08:00