Just two stages remain in the 2012 Tour de France. With the final day ride to the Champs-Elysees considered more of a formality, Saturday's Stage 19 time trial from Bonneval to Chartres is likely the last chance anyone has to take the yellow jersey away from Bradley Wiggins.
If all goes according to plan, however, Wiggins will likely assume the final podium atop the general classification. While two to three minute gaps are predicted for the finish along the long 53.5-kilometer trial, those within striking distance of the leader aren't expected to have strong enough rides. The SB Nation blog Podium Cafe doesn't see Wiggins' Sky teammate Christopher Froome making up the difference of 2 minutes 5 seconds to reach the top of the leaderboard, and third-place Vicenzo Nibali (2:41 back) was considerably slower than Froome during the first time trial.
Fourth-place Jurgen Van Den Broeck (5:53 back) and fifth-place Tejay Van Garderen (8:30 back) would likely need a incredible luck along with spectacular rides to challenge Wiggins.
The course itself features none of the rolling hills and treacherous mountain climbs that have highlighted the last three stages. Sprinters should feast, outside of a very mild climb to the finish.
The Stage 19 time trial will be broadcast live by NBC Sports Network beginning at 8 a.m EDT. You can also watch online by subscribing to Tour de France Live.