Tour de France: Thomas, Dumoulin and Roglic braced for decisive 31km

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Geraint Thomas will be expected to do enough to hang on to yellow over Tom Dumoulin and Primoz Roglic

The Tour de France will be decided on Saturday afternoon in the French Basque country on a technical and tortuous individual time-trialling course from Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle to Espelette. If these small start and finish towns are little-known, the arduous 31km course itself will not be forgotten by the riders.

As tradition dictates, Sunday’s final stage, from Houilles to the Champs Élysées, is effectively neutralised between the main contenders and the battle for the yellow jersey already concluded, but with hardly any flat road between the start and the finish of Saturday’s time trial, this stage will be a brutal climax to the three-week race.

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Written by Jeremy Whittle in Laruns
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