Primoz Roglic lost his leading position in the general classification of the Tour de France on Saturday in the penultimate stage to his fellow countryman Tadej Pogacar.

The Slovenian leader of Jumbo-Visma lost his yellow jersey in a nerve-racking climb time trial, so Pogacar is almost certain of the overall victory.

The Tour will end on Sunday with a flat stage over 122 kilometers with the traditional finish on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

The chance that that ride will cause shifts in the top of the general classification is nil.

Roglic started the 36.2 kilometer long chrono race from Lure to the top of La Planche des Belles Filles with a lead of 57 seconds over Pogacar.

The 21-year-old rider of UAE Team Emirates more than made up for that gap and was also the fastest in the time trial.

Halfway through, Pogacar was already 37 seconds faster than Roglic and on the final climb he made the difference bigger and bigger.

In the end he kept his fellow countryman 1 minute and 56 seconds behind him, which puts him 59 seconds ahead of number two Roglic in the general classification.

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Dumoulin finishes second in the time trial

With a time of 55 minutes and 55 seconds, Pogacar kept the competition far behind in the time trial.

Tom Dumoulin, who completed his first time trial since June 12, 2019, finished second in 1 minute and 21 seconds and Richie Porte set the third fastest time.

Roglic had to settle for fifth place in the race against time.

He also had to tolerate his teammate Wout van Aert, who gave in for about a minute and a half to Pogacar.

Thanks to his good performance in the chrono race, Dumoulin rose from ninth to seventh in the general classification.

The Limburger passed Rigoberto Urán and Adam Yates and is almost eight minutes behind the new yellow jersey wearer.

See also: View the classifications of the Tour de France with Dumoulin in seventh place

Pogacar youngest post-war Tour winner

Porte now occupies third place in the ranking, three and a half minutes from Pogacar.

The Australian takes the podium from Miguel Ángel López, who dropped to sixth due to a dramatic time trial.

At 21 years and 364 days, Pogacar becomes the youngest post-war winner of the Tour.

He dethrones defending champion Egan Bernal, who was 22 years and 196 days old last year when he crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysées in the yellow jersey.

Henri Cornet (1904) remains the youngest Tour winner ever with 19 years and 352 days.

Pogacar, who will also win the mountain and youth classification, also ensures that Slovenia becomes the fourteenth country with a Tour victory.

This puts the republic on a par with Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.