The penultimate stage of the 2021 Tour de France is the stage 20 time trial, a final test for Tadej Pogačar and a chance for the rest of the top ten to improve or defend their position in the general classification.
If he repeats his stage five performance, Pogačar will take a fourth stage victory this race, and a third in four days.
Only six seconds separate second-place Jonas Vingegaard and third-place Richard Carapaz, the young Dane the stronger time trialler and expected to protect his runner-up spot.
For Groupama-FDJ’s Stefan Küng, he has a chance to take a much-needed stage win for his French team, after the Swiss specialist was beaten by Pogačar in the first TT in the opening week.
All start times for the Tour de France 2021 stage 20 time trial (all French local time)
13:05:00 – Tim Declerq (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
13:06:30 – Cees Bol (Ned) DSM
13:08:00 – Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
13:09:30 – Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
13:11:00 – Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
13:12:30 – Reto Hollenstein (Sui) Israel Start-Up Nation
13:14:00 – Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck – Quick-Step
13:15:30 – Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation
13:17:00 – Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-Up Nation
13:18:30 – Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis
13:20:00 – Jérémy Cabot (Fra) Total Energies
13:21:30 – Sean Bennett (USA) Team Qhubeka NextHash
13:23:00 – Julien Simon (Fra) Total Energies
13:24:30 – Nils Eekhoff (Ned) DSM
13:26:00 – Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) DSM