Description 19 September 2020 – Lure to La Planche des Belles Filles, 36.2 km (22.5 mi) (ITT)
The penultimate stage of the tour was an individual time trial and it featured a Category 1 climb at the end of the stage, with the last portion of the climb having a 20% gradient. Because of this, aside from the yellow jersey (in which Primož Roglič has less than a minute lead over compatriot Tadej Pogačar), the king of the mountains (KoM) jersey was also up for grabs (Richard Carapaz had a 2-point edge over Pogačar).
The stage started with Rémi Cavagna finishing the individual time trial at a faster time with most of the cyclists prior to the final 20 cyclists. Subsequently, two Team Jumbo–Visma teammates were faster than Cavagna, Wout van Aert by almost 30', and Tom Dumoulin, 10' faster than van Aert. Carapaz started slow on the stage in preparation for his jersey defense but wasn't able to get any points after the stage concluded. Pogačar was slowly chipping away Roglič's lead on the first and second checkpoints, and on the climb, Pogačar was able to overturn the deficit, besting Roglič by almost two minutes. He also became the stage winner while Roglič finished fifth. Since Pogačar climbed the fastest, he also won the KoM jersey over Carapaz. Sam Bennett still owns the green jersey despite not finishing on the top 10.
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Result Description Rank Rider Team Time
1 Tadej Pogačar (SLO) Jersey white.svg UAE Team Emirates 55' 55"
2 Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Jumbo–Visma + 1' 21"
3 Richie Porte (AUS) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 21"
4 Wout van Aert (BEL) Team Jumbo–Visma + 1' 31"
5 Primož Roglič (SLO) Jersey yellow.svg Team Jumbo–Visma + 1' 56"
6 Rémi Cavagna (FRA) Deceuninck–Quick-Step + 1' 59"
7 Damiano Caruso (ITA) Bahrain–McLaren + 2' 29"
8 David de la Cruz (ESP) UAE Team Emirates + 2' 40"
9 Enric Mas (ESP) Jersey yellow number.svg Movistar Team + 2' 45"
10 Rigoberto Urán (COL) EF Pro Cycling + 2' 54"