Slovenian Tadej Pogacar poised to retain Tour de France title

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Slovenian Tadej Pogacar is poised to win a second consecutive Tour de France title after the Slovenian retained the overall leader’s yellow in the 20th stage.

Saturday’s 30-point-8-kilometre individual time trial from Libourne to Saint-Emilion was won by 26-year old Belgian Wout van Aert.

Van Aert’s time of 35 minutes 53-point-34 seconds ensured that the Belgian registers his fifth win of the Tour de France.

Twenty six year old Kasper Asgreen of Quickstep was the second fastest in the time trial.

Barring a crash in Sunday’s final stage in Paris, the 22-year-old Pogacar will finish ahead of Dane Jonas Vingegaard and Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz, who are set to end up second and third overall, respectively.

Pogacar who will win the Tour de France back to back finished eighth overall in today’s time trial.