Tour de France 2018, stage 20 time trial – live updates as Geraint Thomas looks to secure yellow jersey

 

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Lawson Craddock (EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale), the lanterne rouge at this year’s Tour de France since day one after the young American rider fractured his left scapula during a crash on the opening stage, will get today’s time trial under way at 11am (BST). Unlike the rest of the race, though, we will not be covering each and every pedal stroke of the individual time trial from Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette, but instead focus on the last 25 riders down the starting ramp. Those 25 riders, as you will know, are the top 25 in the general classification. Setting off at two-minute intervals, they will roll off in reverse order with race leader Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) being the final man to get his ‘race of truth’ under way at 3.29pm (BST).

Where are we?

Here’s a reminder of the route of this year’s Tour de France.

From Tom Simpson to Geraint Thomas – Britons in yellow

Since its first edition in 1903, just eight Britons have worn the leader’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France. But who are they, how did they claim them and how long were they held for? Here are the answers . . .

As it stands . . .

Here’s what the standings look like in the general, points, mountains, young rider and team classifications after 19 days of racing.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast: re-cap of yesterday’s stage

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau analyse the final mountain stage of the Tour de France that crossed the Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque before a hair-raising descent into Laruns.

It was an absorbing, action-packed stage with an impressive performance from several teams – notably LottoNL-Jumbo, who set up Primoz Roglic for the stage win, and Team Sky, who enabled Geraint Thomas to extend his overall lead by another six seconds after he sprinted to second place on the stage.

The team assess the way the tactics played out on the mountains, find out from Ian Boswell why Katusha were so active on the Tourmalet and weigh up how the time trial will go on Saturday.

  • The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport

Tour de France, stage 20: quick preview

When is the next stage of the Tour de France?

Stage 20 of the Tour de France is today, so Saturday July 28, 2018.

What time does the stage start?

The 20th stage at the Tour de France, the 31km individual time trial from Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette, gets under way at 11.00am (BST). Telegraph Sport‘s live coverage will start at 2pm.

And when does the race finish?

The second grand tour of the season concludes on Sunday July 29 with the 116km stage from Houilles to Paris.

What about today’s stage?

Around 4.13pm according to the scheduled timings on the Tour de France’s official website.

What TV channel can I watch the race on?

Eurosport, ITV and S4C are going to be broadcasting each stage live day by day – click here for full stage-by-stage details of broadcast times – whereas Telegraph Sport can offer live blogs to stay you up to hurry with the newest news.

And what time is the live coverage?

Stage 20: Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette; individual time trial, 31km
Telegraph Sport liveblog: From 2pm
Live TV details: Eurosport 12.15-4.45pm, ITV4 10.45am-4.45pm, S4C 2-4.35pm

What does the stage profile look like?

Stage 20

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