Maciej Bodnar wins Time Trial, Chris Froome retains Yellow
Jul 22 2017 05:41 pm CET

Maciej Bodnar wins Time Trial, Chris Froome retains Yellow
Maciej Bodnar wins Time Trial, Chris Froome retains Yellow
Photo of Maciej Bodnar © BORA - hansgrohe / VeloImages

Maciej Bodnar (Bora-hansgrohe) has won the second time trial of the Tour de France. The Polish rider completed the course in 28 minutes and 15 seconds, while Chris Froome (Sky) was 6 seconds slower and retained the first position in the overall standings.

The decisive last Time Trial was 22.5 kilometres long with both start and finish at the Velodrome of Marseille. Early on the day Bora-hansgrohe's Maciej Bodnar set the fastest time at 28.15.

The favourites of the day had setbacks and couldn't top the time of the Polish rider. Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) didn't have the strength to be faster, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) had a mechanical problem and changed bikes, and Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) missed Bodnar's time by one second.

The atmosphere at the velodrome was very animated, particularly when French riders were departing or arriving. Of the favourites, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) was the one that had the worst performance, but he could save his third place of the podium by one second.

Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) got the seventh time in the Time Trial and climbed to the second position in the General Classification. Chris Froome (Sky) was third and remained in the first position of the overall standings, virtually securing his fourth Tour de France title, ahead of the Champs-Elysees stage.




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