The Maglia Rosa competition is tied heading into the final stage for the first time in history. Geoghegan Hart and Hindley go into the final days time trial with a head to head battle for the jersey after going blow for blow on stage 20. It’s like deja vu all over again with these two riders finishing over each others shoulders three times in the past week.
Over at the Vuelta a crash involving Dan Martin inside 3km, fortunately did not result in time gaps as the GC stays put on a hilly stage before heading back to the mountains in stage 6. The riders will not climb the Tourmalet as planned in France and instead will stay in Spain for a longer, albeit less steep climb that should keep Roglic in a strong position to maintain the overall lead.