Tour de France. Stage 20. The final battle for GC done, two Astana riders in Top 20

At today’s ITT, the day before the final stage to Paris, Jakob Fuglsang and Tanel Kangert both secured a spot in the top 20 of the general classification (12th and 16th). Tom Dumoulin won the time trial, Geraint Thomas took the overall victory, reports the club’s press service.

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- I gave it all the last three weeks, but it’s not have been the Tour I hoped for, but that’s just how it is. For now I’m happy we’re close to Paris. I was feeling good going into the Tour, but never felt 100% doing the three weeks and couldn’t ride up to my best. Now it’s time for some rest, to analyze what went wrong and to spend time with my family.

After tomorrow my first focus will be on my wife and child, my biggest support during this race and during the preparation. Tomorrow we will try our best to organize a sprint for Magnus Cort, so we’ll fight for another stage win, as we can be proud on the stage wins of Omar Fraile and Magnus at this Tour. – Jakob Fuglsang. 

An ITT on a 31-kilometer-long parkour from Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle to Espelette: That was the podium for the final battle for the general classification at this year’s Tour de France. Both Jakob Fuglsang and Tanel Kangert finished in a time that secured their current standings in the GC, 12th and 16th. Tom Dumoulin won the time trial in 40’52” and secured a second place overall. He finished just one second in front of Chris Froome, who made it on the podium with his teammate Geraint Thomas, who won the 2018 Tour de France.

Tomorrow the riders will roll into Paris during the traditional final stage, finishing at the Champs-Elysees, normally ending in a bunch sprint. The final day of this year’s Tour de France!

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