Bourg-Saint-Andéol – La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc (ITT)---37.5 km
Brent enjoyed a rare day off from the high intensive racing that has been a large part of this year’s Tour de France from the start.
Friday’s Stage 13 individual time trial provided the past U.S. national time trial runner-up an opportunity to recover and prepare for several hard days still to come in the final week of the race.
While Brent finished 84th in the 44.7-kilometer race against the clock, two of his BMC Racing Team teammates made strong moves up the overall standings. Tejay van Garderen climbed to sixth, 3:19 behind overall leader Chris Froome (Team Sky). Richie Porte climbed from 11th to eighth and is 4:27 back with eight stages remaining.
The BMC Racing Team continues to lead the overall standings, ahead of Movistar Team. Saturday’s race is 208.5 kilometers from Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux.