Stage 20 | Marseille / Marseille | Tour de France 2017

Jul 22, 2017, 06:48 PM
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The 20th stage of the Tour de France was the long-awaited time trial in Marseille, starting and finishing in the Stade Velodrome, home of Olympique Marseille.

With three riders so close overall, everything was up for grabs, in theory, although Chris Froome’s superiority in the time trials meant that his yellow jersey was never likely to be threatened.

But second and third overall did swap places because Rigoberto Uran, the Colombian rider with Cannondale-Drapac, put in a fine performance to ensure he will finish as runner-up when the Tour concludes in Paris tomorrow. Romain Bardet misjudged his ride and clung onto the third place by just a single second, ahead of Mikel Landa.

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau capture the atmosphere in the stadium, discuss Maciej Bodnar’s stage victory and assess the final shake-up overall.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science in Sport.