On the eve of reaching Paris, an individual time trial of 30.8 kilometers between Libourne and Saint-Émilion would decide the outcome of the Tour de France in stage 20. The second race against the clock of this 108th edition crossed the famous Gironde vineyards, passing through the municipalities of Pomerol and Montagne.
Unlike the time trial in Mayenne, all the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert riders were able to compete in mild conditions, in front of nearly 400,000 spectators on the side of the roads. South African Louis Meintjes, who occupied 14th place in the overall standings, started at 4:53 pm, with the aim of securing his place among the top 15 of this Tour de France.
By completing the course in 41st position, with a time of 39:04 (47.03 km / h), Meintjes sealed his 14th place overall on the eve of the closing stage on the Champs-Elysées. The victory went to Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo).