2:26 p.m. : Hello FI, who is the last Frenchman who won an individual time trial on Le Tour?
2:23 p.m. : With an average speed of 48.5km/h, 🇩🇰@mikkelbbjerg dominates the standings with a significant margin (2+ minutes ahead of everyone at the moment)#TDFdata #TDF2022
2:23 p.m. : We will have a clearer idea of the reference time when Filippo Ganna is finished, but for the moment, Mikkel Bjerg, holder of the best time, covered the 40 km at 48.5 km/h.
2:07 p.m. : Filippo Ganna, the world champion in the specialty, has just set off on the course of the day. #TDF2022
2:06 p.m. : One of the great favorites for this time trial, the Italian Filippo Ganna, double world exercise champion, has just started.
1:57 p.m. : For the moment, the riders set off every 90 seconds… which did not prevent Mikkel Bjerg from overtaking his teammate Marc Hirshi, who started in front of him. In his defense, the Swiss has been dragging his spleen and his painful knee for three weeks.
1:18 p.m. : Jonas Vingegaard revealed his strategy for the time trial: “I went to recon the course in April, I remember that the first ten kilometers are very technical. I will not take all the risks in the turns. I will do everything I can, I will give my best as always, that should be enough.”
The departure of the yellow jersey is scheduled for 5 p.m.
1:17 p.m. : Small point route: it is rather rolling with two climbs in the last ten kilometers, the last of which, the climb of Rocamadour, which offers almost 8% average over 1.5 km.
1:11 p.m. : Wait for it… 🇧🇻🔔#TDF2022
1:11 p.m. : The Norwegian supporters gave their all on the costume. Look out for the horned Elvis from the cold on the side of the road!
1:10 p.m. : 🇬🇧 #TDF2022Unfortunately, @NVHooydonck will not start today due to family circumstances. All the best, Nathan! ❤️
1:10 p.m. : It is no longer very serious for the yellow jersey, but the Jumbo team records a new abandonment with the departure of Nathan Van Hooydonck “for family reasons”.
1:05 p.m. : It is the bottom of the general classification, the Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan who opens hostilities by starting first in the time trial.
1:02 p.m. : Today will be chosen the Super combative of the Tour de France, chosen by the public on social networks. Among the favourites, Wout van Aert, Thibaut Pinot and Simon Geschke.
12:57 : A surprise French victory with Benjamin Thomas for the Cofidis team or Geraint Thomas for the Ineos team
12:57 : STAGE 20 Saturday July 23 around 1:05 p.m. 🚴 At the time of the first departures for a hellish time, I am tempted to make a last minute prediction by designating, in advance, the future winner of today’s stage today. Not as easy to do concerning this 40 km time trial which risks significantly upsetting the general classification of the day before. I give you, below in anticipation, the author of the best final time: the Belgian Wout VAN AERT (favorite of the clan of the eagles) Have a good trip on the Live Fi and big congratulations to all for your information efforts. END
12:56 : Filipo Ganna ahead of Van Aert and Vingegaard
12:54 p.m. : FilippoGanna will make you disillusioned
12:52 p.m. : @Last chance My trifecta in order 1) Van Aert with a 30-second lead over 2) Pogacar who himself will take up a minute from 3) Vingegaard.
12:50 p.m. : Hello Pierre Godon, On whom is your little coin going for the victory and how do you see the Vingegaard-Pogacar duel (order and gap) in the time trial of the day please? Personally, I’m betting on a victory for Pogacar with a 20 to 30 second lead over Van Aert 2nd and Vingegaard 3rd. Thank you 🙂
12:25 p.m. : Imagine that in one week, you can’t really cover the four corners of France. And the proposed route, certainly concentrated in the east of the country, offers stages promised to sprinters, backpackers, climbers. I suggest that we talk about it again next week, after the finish, to judge the show on offer?
12:23 p.m. : Why do we call it Women’s Tour de France, when they are confined to the East of France?
12:30 p.m. : It’s noon, let’s take stock of the news at midday before sitting down to eat (yes, we eat early at the editorial office).
The deputies have just voted in first reading the abolition of the audiovisual license fee. The financing of the audiovisual sector will be permitted, according to this text, which the Senate must approve in turn, by levying a fraction of the VAT receipts.
While an agreement was reached yesterday to allow the movement of millions of tons of grain blocked by the war in Ukraine, the port of Odessa was bombed by Russian aircraft this morning.
• A vast operation of blocking roads and airports takes place in the Basque Country, on the initiative of the Artisans of Peace, who demand the release of prisoners whom they describe as “political”.
• Epilogue in sight on the Tour de France, with a time trial which constitutes the last opportunity to upset the general classification. The yellow jersey remains firmly attached to the shoulders of Dane Jonas Vingegaard, with a three-minute lead over Tadej Pogacar. Watch live here!
10:54 : “Each stage or almost corresponds to a different runner’s profile: there are flat stages for sprinters and adventurers, and others for climbers, of course. We want to introduce the general public to these champions who deserve.”
In an interview given to our comrades from franceinfo sport, the director of the race, Marion Rousse, presents the race which will start from tomorrow. “The women’s Tour de France, if it takes place, is not a gift we give to female cyclists. It’s not because it’s in tune with the times to see women’s sport in TV that you have to do it. It’s a real sporting consistency.”
10:28 : We take this opportunity to take a look at today’s stage, which could have taken place in the flat country, but in fact, it’s in the Lot that it’s happening. Our comrades from franceinfo sport slip you a sheet to shine in society this afternoon. We will discuss the predictions later, but I put a small coin on the Belgian Wout van Aert who has blown me away for three weeks.
10:16 a.m. : Note that the activists who had participated in the two previous actions on the Grande Boucle, as well as those who blocked the Paris ring road on several occasions, were not worried about them.
10:16 a.m. : Six activists from the environmental collective “Last renovation” will be tried in November after having interrupted the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Friday in the Gers, let the public prosecutor’s office in Auch know. The activists, four men and two women, were released at the end of their police custody and face a two-year prison sentence and a fine of 4,500 euros.
09:05 : Let’s start the day with a news update (and a coffee, for that matter).
Kick-off of the examination of the amending finance bill in the Assembly, with on the menu of the deputies, the abolition of the audiovisual license fee.
American Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record for the 400m hurdles for the third time in a year, at the Eugene Worlds in the United States. Find here the highlights of the night.
Final opportunity to upset the general classification this afternoon on the road to the Tour de France, with the time trial between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour. Presentation of the stage here.
Be careful if you have to take the road today: Bison Futé sees red today in the direction of departures, and even black in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
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