The final decisive time trial of the 2010 Tour de France is currently underway (Saturday, July 24). Just eight seconds separate race leader Alberto Contador (Astana) and second-placed challenger Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) in the overall classification.

Historically, Contador is by far the better rider against the clock – having won the final time trial in last year’s Tour to clinch the overall victory. But can Schleck put in the time trial ride of his life to make a last minute upset?

Cycling Weekly photographer Graham Watson is in the thick of the action, and relaying photos back to us as the riders pass. We’ll be posting up pictures when we received them.

Pre-stage favourite Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) has the fastest time of the finishers at time of writing, with one hour and 56 seconds over the 52 kilometre course from Bordeaux to Pauillac.

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Levi Leipheimer, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Levi Leipheimer

Chris Horner, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Chris Horner

Andreas Kloden, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Andreas Kloden

Bradley Wiggins, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Bradley Wiggins

Cadel Evans, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Cadel Evans

Lance Armstrong, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Lance Armstrong

Geraint Thomas, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

Geraint Thomas

David Millar, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 time trial

David Millar

Steve Cummings, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 time trial

Steve Cummings

Bert Grabsch, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 time trial

Bert Grabsch

Tony Martin, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 time trial

Tony Martin

Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 time trial

Fabian Cancellara

David Zabriskie, Tour de France 2010, stage 19 TT

David Zabriskie

Tour de France 2010: Latest news

Could a fifth stage win in Paris be enough to give Cavendish green?

Contador makes small steps towards third Tour de France win

Sastre: “Cycling is turning into a sport for spoilt brats

Schleck behind after Tourmalet duel but refuses to give up

Hesjedal leaps up classification with Tour’s Tourmalet ride

Sky pushes ahead regardless of Wiggins placing

Armstrong has his last go in the Tour

Tour’s points leader Petacchi investigated for doping

Contador issues video apology to Schleck

Millar searches horizon for Eiffel Tower

Schleck-Contador friendship turns sour after chain problem

Wiggins at 2010 Tour: “I haven’t got it”

Basso wins Tour’s acceptance; podium spot next goal

Contador versus Schleck: A game of seconds

Can Cav win without Renshaw?

Hesjedal pushing his way to the Tour’s top

Renshaw disqualification overshadows Cavendish’s win

Charly Wegelius pulls out of Tour

Did Armstrong own a stake in Tailwind Sports, or not?

Cavendish in a ‘must win’ situation for Tour’s green jersey

Millar rides through pain barrier to make time cut

Roche alongside Tour’s top men ahead of Pyrenees

Wiggins to aim for Tour de France stage win?

Dan Lloyd battles on in Tour despite groin strain

Tour de France 2010: Stage reports

Stage 18: Cavendish wins fourth stage of Tour in Bordeaux

Stage 17: Schleck wins on the Tourmalet but cannot shake off Contador

Rest day review (July 21)

Stage 16: Fedrigo takes tough Pyrenean stage

Stage 15: Victorious Voeckler continues fine Franch Tour as Contador takes yellow jersey

Stage 14: Riblon hangs on in Pyrenees to give France fourth stage win

Stage 13: Vino returns to top of Tour after doping ban

Stage 12: Rodriguez wins as Contador attacks

Stage 11: Cavendish bags third stage win but lead out man kicked out of Tour

Stage 10: Cavendish bags third stage win but his lead-out man is kicked out of race

Stage 10: Paulinho claims narrow stage victory on Bastille day

Stage nine: Casar wins stage as Schleck and Contador go head-to-head

Stage seven: Chavanel wins stage and takes overall as Thomas drops out of Tour’s white

Stage six: Cavendish makes it two as Tour hots up

Stage five: Cavendish wins his first stage of Tour

Stage four: Petacchi wins into Reims

Stage three: Hushovd takes dramatic win; Thomas second on stage and GC

Stage three live coverage: As it happened

Stage two: Comeback man Chavanel takes victory in Spa

Stage one: Petacchi wins in Brussels as bunch left in tatters

Prologue: Cancellara pips Martin to win

Tour de France 2010: Photos

Stage 17 photo gallery

Stage 16 photo gallery

Stage 15 photo gallery

Stage 14 photo gallery

Stage 13 photo gallery

Stage 12 photo gallery

Stage 11 photo gallery

Stage 10 photo gallery

Stage nine photo gallery

Stage eight photo gallery

Tour 2010 wallpaper

Stage seven photo gallery

Stage six photo gallery

Stage five photo gallery

Stage four photo gallery

Stage three photo gallery

Stage two photo gallery

Stage one gallery

Prologue photo gallery

Tour de France 2010: Videos

Stage 17 video highlights

Stage 16 video highlights

Stage 15 video highlights

Stage 14 video highlights

Stage 13 video highlights

Stage 12 video highlights

Stage 11 video highlights

Stage 10 video highlights

Stage nine video highlights

Stage eight video highlights

Stage seven video highlights

Stage six video highlights

Stage five video highlights

Stage four video highlights

Stage three video highlights

Stage two video highlights

Stage one video highlights

Prologue video highlights

Tour de France 2010: Race guide

Tour de France 2010: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

Official start list, with race numbers

Brits at the Tour 2010

Tout team guide

Tour jerseys: What they are and what they mean

Brits in the Tours: From Robinson to Wiggins

Tour de France 2010: Pictures

Tour team presentation, Rotterdam

Tour teams take to the cobbles: Photo special


  • arronski

    Contador wins tour by 39 seconds, same time as chain gate?
    Schleck much improved TT…maybe next year.

    Wiggo big disapointment….the futures bright for Thomas!