Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma) won the 20th stage of the 108th Tour de France, the 30.8 km individual time trial from Libourne to Saint-Emilion. The Flemish champion beat Dane Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck Quick Step) by 21 “who preceded compatriot Jonas Vinegaard (Jumbo Visma), third at 32”. Take home the yellow Tadej Pogacar jersey (UAE Emirates) faced today’s test with due caution, finishing eighth at 57 ”behind the winner.
The general classification remained unchanged in the top positions. The Komenda champion will win his second Grande Boucle tomorrow with a 5’20 ”lead Vinegaard. On the last step of the podium will be the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), 7’03 ”behind the Slovenian golden boy. L‘Australian Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen) deservedly retained a surprising fourth position at 10’02 ”from the yellow jersey, retaining 11 of the 32 seconds he had at the start from the assault of Dutchman Wilco Kelderman (Bora Hansgrohe).
Tomorrow traditional closing at sunset on the Champs – Elysees which could deliver Marc Cavendish the 35th victory of the day which would make him the most successful ever in the history of the Tour de France.