The 20th stage of TdF this year was quite boring. When the distance is only 22K the affect on the GC is minimal. Also, most riders care only for the time limit, meaning there is less than an hour with actual action. Only 36K of TT in total is also way too low - only mountain stages decide the GC.
What do you think of a 100K time trial as the second last stage every year? That would be cool!
Itt's should never be on the weekend as they are reserved for exciting stages. You reckon the 36km ITT was boring. Fail to see how 100km will be more interesting. Traditionally the 100km ITT was a two rider team.
That was an excellent long TT - both rouleurs and climbers did well on that, enough elevation to balance things out without gifting the whole race to the best TT'er immediately. Prudhomme desperately needs to speak to Zomegnan about route design, maybe between the two of them they could come up with something spectacular without going overkill.