Tour de France stage 20 in photos

by CyclingTips

The fans would have loved to see today’s individual time trial come down to a fight for precious seconds for the General Classification, but since Vincenzo Nibali’s Tour de France victory was assured, stage 20 was all about the battle for podium honours with only 15 seconds between second and fourth place.

For the first time in 30 years the French were able to reclaim their race with Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot time trialling their way into second and third place respectively.

Tony Martin’s time trial win was as assured as Nibali’s overall victory with the current World Champion making his way over the undulating 54km course with an average speed of 48.8km/h and netting his second stage victory in this year’s Tour.

Read the full race report and results from Stage 20 of the 2014 Tour de France here.

Read the interview with Tony Martin after the race: “Today it would have been hard for anybody to fight me”.

Read the interview with Van Garderen after the race: “I have ten more years to try to win the Tour”.

Enjoy the photos from stage 20 courtesy of BrakeThrough Media (follow on Instagram and Twitter) and Cor Vos.

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