UAE Team Emirates (France) - Press Release: Slovenian wins the time trial and heads to Paris in yellow.
Tadej Pogačar turned his dream into reality in the 20th stage of the Grande Boucle, the 36.2 km time trial from Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles (a 6 km climb at 8.4% average gradient), setting the best time of the day and stealing the yellow jersey from fellow countryman Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
With a stunning performance, the UAE Team Emirates leader stopped the clock with a time of 55’55” (average 38.844 km/h), 1’21” better than Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) and 1’56” better than Primoz Roglic, projecting himself to the top of the general classification with a 59” advantage on the former leader of the race.
Tomorrow will be the final stage, 122 km from Mantes la Jolie to Paris.
Stage 20 results:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 55’55”
- Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) +1’21”
- Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) s.t.
General classification after the 20th stage:
- Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 84h26’33”
- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) +59″
- Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) +3’30”