Comment that the rest of the important classifications are already fully sentenced, just missing the cyclists completing the race. Wout van Aert has been the solid winner of the regularity ranking and could even smash the all-time scoring record held by Peter Sagan in 2018 (477). For his part, Jonas Vingegaard has won the mountain classification.
Filippo Ganna won both time trials at the Giro d'Italia in 2021 and this year's is his first participation in the Tour de France, so he aspires to achieve his first stage win in the Grande Bouclé.
In addition to Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogacar, perhaps the great favorite to claim victory in this time trial is the Italian Filippo Ganna, current World Champion in the specialty. The Italian has won two of the 11 individual time trials in UCI World Tour races this season, one at the Tirrero Adriatico and one at the Criterium du Dauphiné.
FACT. Tadej Pogacar has won two of the last four individual time trials in the Tour de France. One in 2020 with a finish at La Planche des Belles Filles in which he snatched the yellow jersey from his compatriot Primoz Rolic and another in 2021. The last two have been won by two Belgians: Wout van Aert in 2021 and Yves Lampaert, in the stage opening of the Tour de France 2022.
The profile of today's time trial is mostly flat, although there are two small non-scoring heights in the final section that can make it quite difficult for the big riders.
Jonas Vingegaard enters this penultimate stage of the French round 3' 26'' ahead of Tadej Pogacar. Far away is already the third classified, the British Geraint Thomas, exactly eight minutes behind the Danish cyclist.
Jonas Vingegaard has only two participations in the Tour de France and in both he will almost certainly finish on the podium. He was 2nd in his debut in 2021 and could be first in the general classification in 2022 if he manages to maintain the advantage in today's time trial with respect to Tadej Pogacar.
In that 1996, Miguel Induráin's era of dominance ended - with five wins in a row in the Tour de France - and, obviously, it is early to say, but Jonas Vingegaard could stop the winning streak of Tadej Pogacar, winner in its tracks, in its tracks. the 2020 and 2021 editions.
Today the winner of the 2022 Tour de France is decided in a race against the clock and everything indicates that Jonas Vingegaard could become the second Dane to achieve victory in the most important cycling race, the first after the feat of Bjarne Riis in 1996.
Hello !!! Welcome to the penultimate stage of the 2022 Tour de France with the decisive 40-kilometre time trial between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour. Ready? We start...