López plummets from Tour de France podium after poor time trial

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) struggled on the road to La Planche des Belles Filles (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ahead of the penultimate-day time trial at the Tour de France, many saw Primoz Roglic's lead over Tadej Pogacar as unassailable, and suggested the real drama could come from the battle for the final spot on the podium. 

While the first half of those predictions was proven wrong in spectacular fashion, there was still a big shake-up in the podium fight, with Miguel Angel López (Astana) not only falling off it but plummeting a further two places. 

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