Richard Carapaz will do 'everything he can' to keep polka dot jersey in Tour de France time trial

The Ecuadorian has only a two-point lead over Tadej Pogačar, with 10 points on offer at the finish line of stage 20

Richard Carapaz at the start of stage 19 of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Marco Bertorello - Pool/Getty Images)

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Richard Carapaz says he will do everything he can to defend his polka dot jersey on the penultimate time trial stage of the Tour de France, with Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) snapping at his heels in the king of the mountains classification.

The Ineos rider took the polka dot jersey thanks to his breakaway efforts on stage 18, gifting the stage win to team-mate Michał Kwiatkowski as the pair saved the British team's Tour de France following Egan Bernal's withdrawal.

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