The next-to-last stage of the 2012 Tour de France gets underway on Saturday; Stage 19 is a 53.5 kilometer-long time trial that won't hassle the riders with anything resembling a challenging climb. As the field heads into these final two stages, Bradley Wiggins continues to hang onto the yellow jersey.
What will come out of this 53.5 km time trial on rather flattish terrain, except the first part on the rolling hills of the Perche region? Personally, I expect gaps of two to three minutes between leaders. Three weeks into the race, 53.5 km are a long way to go in a time trial. This also holds true for the yellow jersey, who will probably come behind specialists such as Martin or Cancellara
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