56km to go: Magnus Cort is at the front at the moment, not that it means a great deal.
58km to go: The race has almost immediately turned onto a dual carriageway, allowing everyone loads of space in which to do anything.
The rollout has started to roll. It’s due to last just a few kilometres.
Here’s the general classification, as it stands. There could be some changes to those podium positions today.
Nobody has reported this on British TV, but I suppose you never know.
I think it’s safe to say today’s mini-stage is happening. It’s due to start in about seven minutes.
A few hours ago the picture was considerably grimmer. I’m hearing it has improved sufficiently for the shortened stage to be completed.
I’ve already read that the caravan is not going to be running today. These guys are saying that the entire stage is off:
This year’s tour has been gripping, but yesterday it took a turn for the ridiculous. It was the four-overthrows-off-Ben-Stokes’s-bat of stage cycling, as a blizzard – a blizzard – forced stage 19 to be abruptly curtailed, and left today’s 20th stage shrouded in uncertainty. So much so that even after the stage was rerouted and massively shortened, nobody quite knew if that would be enough. Even this afternoon, about an hour before the scheduled start, the teams weren’t entirely sure where, when or even if it would happen.
So, hello. Let’s hope we get some cycling to watch, but either way, I’ll let you know what’s happening – or, indeed, if nothing is.