The penultimate stage of the Tour de France was an individual time trial. The most important thing today for the team was to save energy in preparation for the final stage tomorrow. Here is all the action..
The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders saved their legs in today’s time trial in order to be fresh and ready to fight for glory in the expected bunch sprint on Sunday. The 22.5 kilometers against the clock in the streets of Marseille were set to be a fight between the pure time trial specialists and the riders fighting for the overall podium and that is exactly how it ended up. Maciej Bodnar (BORA-hansgrohe) took the stage win as the Pole narrowly beat his fellow countryman Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) by one second. Chris Froome (Team Sky) finished third and thereby kept the yellow jersey.