When Saturday July 26
Where Cérilly-Saint Amand Montrond
How long 53km ITT
IMPACT ON CLASSIFICATIONS
This will be the final battleground of the 2008 Tour de France. This long time trial in the centre of France could be where a poor tester loses the yellow jersey or where a good one gains it. The terrain is rolling and over such a long distance for a time trial it could really change the overall standings. The man in yellow in Saint Amand Montrond will be wearing it on the final podium.
? Saint Amand Montrond has hosted the Tour once before ? a time trial in 2001, which was won by Lance Armstrong.
? The race lead has changed nine times in the final time trial; most famously when Laurent Fignon lost his yellow jersey to Greg LeMond by eight seconds on the Champs Elysées.
? Number of time trial kilometres in 2008: 82.5, down from 117.5 last year.
? This is the least since 2000 where there was only 75, but there was a 70km team time trial that year.
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