Tadej Pogačar snatches Tour de France 2020 victory from Primož Roglič in dramatic time trial

The Slovenians went head to head on the final 36.2km time trial with the yellow jersey changing hands in a sensational finale

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Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) snatched Tour de France 2020 victory from Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) in a tense stage 20 time trial.

Pogačar put in a storming last-ditch performance to take 1-56 out of his compatriot in the yellow jersey, as Roglič looked like he completely capitulated on the final 5.8km climb to La Planche des Belles Filles. That meant Pogačar smashed the 57-second deficit he had to Roglič on GC, and now sits 59 seconds ahead with just the final stage to Paris to go on Sunday. The 21-year-old also took the stage victory, his third of the race, a phenomenal 1-21 ahead of second place, beating Tom Dumoulin to the win on a miserable day for Jumbo-Visma.

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Richard Windsor

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