Wout van Aert took another impressive win in the final time trial of the Tour de France, setting the best time at the two intermediate checkpoints and beating Asgreen’s time by a whopping 21 seconds at the finish in Saint-Emilion. It's the second stage win of this year's Tour de France for Van Aert, after he already won the Mont Ventoux stage.
Wout van Aert:
"Winning the Tour de France time trial has been one of my biggest objectives in my career. I was really focused on this TT in the last couple of days and I'm so happy I could finish it off"
"Compared to the first TT it was more rolling and faster. With my weight, it was more to my advantage than the first one, which was punchier. I think it was a perfect day."
"It was definitely the hot seat in the first couple of minutes because I was completely overheated after the effort. Afterwards, it was always stressful, but I guess I had a nice margin on the specialists and when I saw the intermediates of the GC guys my hopes were rising."
"It's been a really hard Tour de France for our team, but we always fought through and in the end, we have three stage wins and Jonas in second in GC which is an amazing result with only four guys left. I'm really proud of how we fought."