Time trial preview: Tour de France GC battle continues in Sallanches

The climax of the Tour de France is fast approaching and the opportunities to make up time are diminishing for the GC contenders. Arguably the stage that could cause the most damage or reap most reward is today’s second time trial of the race from Sallanches to Megeve. Two very hard days in the Alps are still to come but nobody will be saving anything as they go all out on this short 17-kilometre stage.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.