Gallery: A most decisive Tour time trial

TT bikes, road bikes, and a whole heap of too-big helmets.

Matt de Neef
by Matt de Neef 19.07.2023 Photography by
Kristof Ramon and Ashley & Jered Gruber
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There’s just one time trial in the 2023 Tour de France and as we found out on Tuesday, that one stage turned out to be a decisive one. Just 10 seconds separated Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar before the stage 16 ITT, but when Vingegaard won the stage by over 90 seconds – in a stage of just over half an hour – his overall lead ballooned out to almost two minutes.

You can read our breakdown of the day elsewhere on the site – about how Vingegaard surprised himself, how a proper time gap between the two leaders is something of a relief, how Pogačar has vowed to fight on – but in the gallery below we’re reliving the day’s action via photos.

If you love checking out all the gear the riders use in a time trial – bikes, helmets and more – there’s plenty for you in these photos, courtesy of Kristof Ramon and Jered & Ashley Gruber.

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