Stage 20: Martin wins time trial as Nibali seals the tour
Vincenzo Nibali sealed the first Italian Tour de France victory since 1998 with a solid time trial performance in the Perigord region. All French eyes were on the battle for the two remaining podium places. Jean-Christophe Peraud, the veteran AG2R-La Mondiale rider came out on top, nudging his younger compatriot Thibaut Pinot into third place. It’s the first time since 1984 that two French riders have made it onto the podium. Elsewhere in the top ten, a puncture for Romain Bardet appears to have cost him fifth place. The American Tejay Van Garderen nudged him down to sixth.
As expected, the 54-kilometre time trial 20th stage was won by the world time trial champion Tony Martin.
In this, the penultimate Tour de France edition of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast supported by Jaguar, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe report from the time trial and assess the final moves in the overall standings.
We hear from Garmin-Sharp team owner Jonathan Vaughters about his team’s stage win on Friday and Tour de France boss Christian Prudhomme.