Kelderman fails in battle for Tour de France fourth place but remains proud of his performance – .

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Kelderman fails in battle for Tour de France fourth place but remains proud of his performance – .


Wilco Kelderman’s attempts to recoup enough time in the stage 20 time trial to move up to fourth place in the Tour de France overall standings may have failed, but the rider from Bora-Hansgrohe is satisfied that he will move away from the Parisian final on Sunday after having delivered the best possible performances.

Kelderman entered the penultimate stage of the race in fifth place overall, just 32 seconds behind Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën) in fourth position, and there was reason to believe that the counter-la- watch could work in Kelderman’s favor. He was faster in the stage 5 time trial, gaining seven seconds over the Australian rider on the 27.2 kilometer course, but to close the gap he would have had to save a lot more time and, with a course of 30.8 kilometers this time, he only had three more kilometers to do it.

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