2008 Tour de France, Stage 12 to Stage 21#Stage 20

The 20th stage of the 2008 Tour de France on July 26, was a 53 -kilometer individual time trial and ran from Cérilly to Saint -Amand- Montrond by the departments of Allier and Cher.

The profile of the stage was mostly flat with a small slope and an offset exit at the end. The last placed Bernhard Eisel opened the race. Leif Hoste reached the first time, which had slightly longer stock before it was subsequently undercut by Sebastien Rosseler and directly from Danny Pate. The next Sebastian Lang took the lead, shortly after David Millar and finally the favorite Fabian Cancellara. Stefan Schumacher but also undercut this time, which was then no longer be achieved, and thus won the second time trial of the Tour 2008. Thereafter, the battle began at the yellow jersey. Cadel Evans at first tried to let Bernhard Kohl in the overall standings behind him, but he was able to remove only a few seconds at the finish. For intermediate times and at the finish, Christian Vande Velde, Denis Menshov and Kim reached churches better times than Evans. This did not make it even to make up the gap to the fast moving Carlos Sastre and could relieve him of only 29 seconds. This had Sastre in the target is still over a minute ahead of Evans in the overall standings, which he was able to secure his yellow jersey. Kohl could behind Evans defend his third place in the overall standings. Fränk Schleck fell back from second to sixth place. The goal in St- Amand- Montrond was achieved on a 470 meter long and 6.5 meter wide stretch.

Intermediate times

  • Second intermediate timing point in Charenton -du -Cher ( 36 km ) ( 174 m above sea level. NN )
  • 3 intermediate timing point in Les Doux Piot ( 47.5 km ) ( m above sea level. NN )


  • Destination in Saint- Amand- Montrond ( 53 km ) ( 159 m above sea level. NN )

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Driver's field

  • Tour de France 2008