Tour de France 2019

:biking_man: At a glance guide to the 2019 Tour de France: :biking_man:

STAGE NUMBER / TYPE / DATE / START AND FINISH / DISTANCE

  1. Flat / Saturday, july 6 / Bruxelles > Brussel| / 194.5 km

  2. Team Time-Trial / Sunday, july 7 / Bruxelles Palais Royal > Brussel Atomium / 27.6 km

  3. Hilly / Monday, july 8 / Binche > Épernay / 215 km

  4. Flat / Tuesday, july 9 / Reims > Nancy / 213.5 km

  5. Hilly / Wednesday, july 10 / Saint-Dié-des-Vosges > Colmar / 175.5 km

  6. Mountain / Thursday, july 11 / Mulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles / 160.5 km

  7. Flat / Friday, july 12 / Belfort > Chalon-sur-Saône / 230 km

  8. Hilly / Saturday, july 13 / Mâcon > Saint-Étienne / 200 km

  9. Hilly / Sunday, july 14 / Saint-Étienne > Brioude / 170.5 km

  10. Flat / Monday, july 15 / Saint-Flour > Albi| / 217.5 km

Rest Day 1 / Tuesday, july 16 / Albi|

  1. Flat / Wednesday, july 17 / Albi > Toulouse / 167 km

  2. Mountain / Thursday, july 18 / Toulouse > Bagnères-de-Bigorre / 209.5 km

  3. Individual time-trial / Friday, july 19 / Pau > Pau / 27.2 km

  4. Mountain / Saturday, july 20 / Tarbes > Tourmalet Barèges / 117.5 km

  5. Mountain / Sunday, july 21 / Limoux > Foix Prat d’Albis / 185 km

Rest Day 2 / Monday, july 22 / Nîmes

  1. Flat / Tuesday, july 23 / Nîmes > Nîmes / 177 km

  2. Hilly / Wednesday, july 24 / Pont du Gard > Gap / 200 km

  3. Mountain / Thursday, july 25 / Embrun > Valloire / 208 km

  4. Mountain / Friday, july 26 / Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes / 126.5 km

  5. Mountain / Saturday, july 27 / Albertville > Val Thorens / 130 km

  6. Flat / Sunday, july 28 / Rambouillet > Paris Champs-Élysées / 128 km

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Cant wait ! I am lucky that we have the TV’s on at work so manage to watch the stages live each day. Tourmalet should me a good one, and 3 mountain stages before run into Paris will ensure we are on edge of seats until the end (hopefully)

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Can’t wait either! Going to stay with friends near Pau and will follow a few stages. Hopefully get Tourmalet in before Le Grand B arrives :grin::grin::grin:

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Don’t forget to take the camera!
And post a few pics on here :+1:

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After Froomy having such a bad accident G came a cropper yesterday. They say he is fine but it looked like a heavy fall. I hope he is ok, I do love supporting a Brit on the Tour.

Stu

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From what I had heard/read Big G banged his head and it was the doctor pulling him out rather than his choice. He has tweeted he is fine and gutted to have withdrawn.

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One week to go! :grinning:

Here’s the team lists for this year, there is still some adjustment to come (with domestics mainly) but all the main contenders are there, Geraint, Uran, Bardet, Nibali, the Yates brothers, Quintana, Alaphilippe, Sagan, Cavendish, and i’m delighted to see the return of Richie Porte heading Trek-Segafredo!

Tour de France 2019 (provisional) start list

Team Ineos (GBr)

THOMAS Geraint (GBr)
BERNAL Egan (Col)
CASTROVIEJO Jonathan (Esp)
KWIATKOWSKI Michał (Pol)
POELS Wout (Ned)
ROWE Luke (GBr)
VAN BAARLE Dylan (Ned)
MOSCON Gianni (Ita)

EF Education First (USA)

URÁN Rigoberto (Col)
BETTIOL Alberto (Ita)
CRADDOCK Lawson (USA)
PHINNEY Taylor (USA)
VAN GARDEREN Tejay (USA)
WOODS Michael (Can)
(Two riders to be added)

Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra)

BARDET Romain (Fra)
CHEREL Mickaël (Fra)
COSNEFROY Benoît (Fra)
FRANK Mathias (Sui)
GALLOPIN Tony (Fra)
LATOUR Pierre (Fra)
NAESEN Oliver (Bel)

( One rider to be added)

Team Sunweb (Ger)

KELDERMAN Wilco (Ned)
KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren (Den)
MATTHEWS Michael (Aus)
ROCHE Nicolas (Irl)
ARNDT Nikias (Ger)
KÄMNA Lennard (Ger)
HAGA Chad (USA)
BOL Cees (Ned)

Bahrain-Merida (Brn)

NIBALI Vincenzo (Ita)
CARUSO Damiano (Ita)
COLBRELLI Sonny (Ita)
DENNIS Rohan (Aus)
HAUSSLER Heinrich (Aus)
MOHORIČ Matej (Slo)
SIEBERG Marcel (Ger)
TEUNS Dylan (Bel)

Mitchelton-Scott (Aus)

YATES Adam (GBr)
YATES Simon (GBr)
DURBRIDGE Luke (Aus)
HAIG Jack (Aus)
HEPBURN Michael (Aus)
JUUL-JENSEN Christopher (Den)
IMPEY Daryl (RSA)
TRENTIN Matteo (Ita)

Movistar (Esp)

QUINTANA Nairo (Col)
AMADOR Andrey (Crc)
ANACONA Winner (Col)
ERVITI Imanol (Esp)
LANDA Mikel (Esp)
OLIVEIRA Nelson (Por)
SOLER Marc (Esp)
VALVERDE Alejandro (Esp)
VERONA Carlos (Esp)
(One rider to be cut)

CCC Team (Pol)

VAN AVERMAET Greg (Bel)
BEVIN Patrick (NZl)
DE MARCHI Alessandro (Ita)
GESCHKE Simon (Ger)
PAUWELS Serge (Bel)
SCHÄR Michael (Sui)
TEN DAM Laurens (Ned)
VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume (Bel)
WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz (Pol)

(One rider to be cut)

UAE Team Emirates (UAE )

COSTA Rui (Por)
ARU Fabio (Ita)
HENAO Sergio (Col)
KRISTOFF Alexander (Nor)
MARTIN Dan (Irl)
BYSTRØM Sven Erik (Nor)
LAENGEN Vegard Stake (Nor)
PHILIPSEN Jasper (Bel)

Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Bel)

ALAPHILIPPE Julian (Fra)
LAMPAERT Yves (Bel)
MAS Enric (Esp)
MØRKØV Michael (Den)
VIVIANI Elia (Ita)
RICHEZE Maximiliano (Arg)
ASGREEN Kasper (Den)
DEVENYNS Dries (Bel)

Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger)

SAGAN Peter (Svk)
BUCHMANN Emanuel (Ger)
BODNAR Maciej (Pol)
BURGHARDT Marcus (Ger)
GATTO Oscar (Ita)
KONRAD Patrick (Aut)
MÜHLBERGER Gregor (Aut)
OSS Daniel (Ita)
SCHACHMANN Maximilian (Ger)
(One rider to be cut)

Astana (Kaz)

FUGLSANG Jakob (Den)
LUTSENKO Alexey (Kaz_
SÁNCHEZ Luis León (Esp)
BILBAO Pello (Esp)
IZAGIRRE Gorka (Esp)
CORT Magnus (Den)
FRAILE Omar (Esp)
HOULE Hugo (Can)

Dimension Data (RSA)

CAVENDISH Mark (GBr)
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (Nor)
EISEL Bernhard (Aut)
JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt (RSA)
KING Ben (USA)
KREUZIGER Roman (Cze)
MEINTJES Louis (RSA)
VERMOTE Julien (Bel)

Katusha-Alpecin (Sui)

ZAKARIN Ilnur (Rus)
ZABEL Rick (Ger)
GONÇALVES José (Por)
HALLER Marco (Aut)
DEBUSSCHERE Jens (Bel)
POLITT Nils (Ger)
DOWSETT Alex (GBr)
WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads (Den)

Groupama-FDJ (Fra)

PINOT Thibaut (Fra)
GAUDU David (Fra)
KÜNG Stefan (Sui)
LADAGNOUS Matthieu (Fra)
MOLARD Rudy (Fra)
REICHENBACH Sébastien (Sui)
ROUX Anthony (Fra)
BONNET William (Fra)

Jumbo-Visma (Ned)

GROENEWEGEN Dylan (Ned)
BENNETT George (NZl)
DE PLUS Laurens (Bel)
JANSEN Amund Grøndahl (Nor)
KRUIJSWIJK Steven (Ned)
MARTIN Tony (Ger)
TEUNISSEN Mike (Ned)
VAN AERT Wout (Bel)

Lotto-Soudal (Bel)

EWAN Caleb (Aus)
BENOOT Tiesj (Bel)
DE BUYST Jasper (Bel)
WELLENS Tim (Bel)
MONFORT Maxime (Bel)
KLUGE Roger (Bel)
DE GENDT Thomas (Bel)
KEUKELEIRE Jens (Bel)

Trek-Segafredo (USA)

PORTE Richie (Aus)
CICCONE Giulio (Ita)
DE KORT Koen (Ned)
BERNARD Julien (Fra)
MOLLEMA Bauke (Ned)
SKUJIŅŠ Toms (Lat)
STUYVEN Jasper (Bel)
FELLINE Fabio (Ita)

Total-Direct Energie (Fra)

CALMEJANE Lilian (Fra)
BONIFAZIO Niccolò (Ita)
GAUDIN Damien (Fra)
GÈNE Yohann (Fra)
PETIT Adrien (Fra)
SICARD Romain (Fra)
TAARAMÄE Rein (Est)
TERPSTRA Niki (Ned)
TURGIS Anthony (Fra)
(One rider to be cut)

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits (Fra)

BOUHANNI Nacer (Fra)
ATAPUMA Darwin (Col)
EDET Nicolas (Fra)
HANSEN Jesper (Den)
HERRADA Jesús (Esp)
HOFSTETTER Hugo (Fra)
LAPORTE Christophe (Fra)
PEREZ Anthony (Fra)
PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc (Fra)
SIMON Julien (Fra)
(Two riders to be cut)

Wanty-Groupe Gobert (Bel)

DE GENDT Aimé (Bel)
EIKING Odd Christian (Nor)
MARTIN Guillame (Fra)
MEURISSE Xandro (Bel)
PASQUALON Andrea (Ita)
BACKAERT Frederik (Bel)
VAN MELSEN Kevin (Bel)
OFFREDO Yoann (Fra)

Arkéa-Samsic (Fra)

BARGUIL Warren (Fra)
GREIPEL André (Ger)
DELAPLACE Anthony (Fra)
VACHON Florian (Fra)
GESBERT Élie (Fra)
BOUET Maxime (Fra)
(One rider to be added)

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Debs

Thanks as ever although I’m amused by teams having ‘domestics’. I have a Mrs Mop image in my head! :grinning:

No Dumoulin is a shame, I had thought he would recover from his Giro fall and be a big contender.

Much as I enjoyed watching G win last year I’d love to see Porte have a good run without the bad luck that always seems to blight his efforts. Is his team strong enough around him though?

I have a sneaky feeling Bernal may actually win. Ineos seems to be giving him co-leader status which suggests to me they are not convinced of G’s form.

Bruce

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Bruce, ‘domestiques’ does sound a lot more cycle-race orientated professional perhaps? :wink:

Yes, shame about Dumoulin, as it is with Froome, two podium winners from last year - out : /

Being a Trek fan myself i’m hoping 2019 be Porte’s year, he has at least two excellent climbers in team support; Mollema we all know well, and more interestingly the fabulous young 24 year old Giulio Ciccone who recently won stage 16 this year’s Giro, and is the overall winner of the 2019 Giro Mountains, he’s a rider to look out for! : )

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There is a 2019 TdF preview 25 minute video that’s worth watching ~ via the link below : )

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Tour de France 2019 start list ( Confirmed team line-ups )

Team INEOS

1 THOMAS Geraint
2 BERNAL Egan
3 CASTROVIEJO Jonathan
4 KWIATKOWSKI Michał
5 MOSCON Gianni
6 POELS Wout
7 ROWE Luke
8 VAN BAARLE Dylan

BORA-Hansgrohe

11 SAGAN Peter
12 BUCHMANN Emanuel
13 BURGHARDT Marcus
14 KONRAD Patrick
15 MÜHLBERGER Gregor
16 OSS Daniel
17 PÖSTLBERGER Lukas
18 SCHACHMANN Maximilian

Deceuninck-Quick Step

21 ALAPHILIPPE Julian
22 ASGREEN Kasper
23 DEVENYNS Dries
24 LAMPAERT Yves
25 MAS Enric
26 MØRKØV Michael
27 RICHEZE Maximiliano
28 VIVIANI Elia

AG2R La Mondiale

31 BARDET Romain
32 CHEREL Mickaël
33 COSNEFROY Benoît
34 FRANK Mathias
35 GALLOPIN Tony
36 GOUGEARD Alexis
37 NAESEN Oliver
38 VUILLERMOZ Alexis

Bahrain Merida

41 NIBALI Vincenzo
42 CARUSO Damiano
43 COLBRELLI Sonny
44 DENNIS Rohan
45 GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
46 MOHORIČ Matej
47 TEUNS Dylan
48 TRATNIK Jan

Groupama – FDJ

51 PINOT Thibaut
52 BONNET William
53 GAUDU David
54 KÜNG Stefan
55 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
56 MOLARD Rudy
57 REICHENBACH Sébastien
58 ROUX Anthony

Movistar Team

61 QUINTANA Nairo
62 VALVERDE Alejandro
63 AMADOR Andrey
64 ERVITI Imanol
65 LANDA Mikel
66 OLIVEIRA Nelson
67 SOLER Marc
68 VERONA Carlos

Astana Pro Team

71 FUGLSANG Jakob
72 BILBAO Pello
73 FRAILE Omar
74 HOULE Hugo
75 IZAGIRRE Gorka
76 LUTSENKO Alexey
77 CORT Magnus
78 SÁNCHEZ Luis León

Team Jumbo-Visma

81 KRUIJSWIJK Steven
82 BENNETT George
83 DE PLUS Laurens
84 GROENEWEGEN Dylan
85 JANSEN Amund Grøndahl
86 MARTIN Tony
87 TEUNISSEN Mike
88 VAN AERT Wout

EF Education First

91 URÁN Rigoberto
92 BETTIOL Alberto
93 CLARKE Simon
94 KANGERT Tanel
95 LANGEVELD Sebastian
96 SCULLY Tom
97 VAN GARDEREN Tejay
98 WOODS Michael

Mitchelton-Scott

101 YATES Adam
102 DURBRIDGE Luke
103 HAIG Jack
104 HEPBURN Michael
105 IMPEY Daryl
106 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher
107 TRENTIN Matteo
108 YATES Simon

CCC Team

111 VAN AVERMAET Greg
112 BEVIN Patrick
113 DE MARCHI Alessandro
114 GESCHKE Simon
115 PAUWELS Serge
116 ROSSKOPF Joey
117 SCHÄR Michael
118 WIŚNIOWSKI Łukasz

UAE-Team Emirates

121 MARTIN Dan
122 ARU Fabio
123 BYSTRØM Sven Erik
124 COSTA Rui
125 HENAO Sergio
126 KRISTOFF Alexander
127 LAENGEN Vegard Stake
128 PHILIPSEN Jasper

Trek – Segafredo

131 PORTE Richie
132 BERNARD Julien
133 CICCONE Giulio
134 DE KORT Koen
135 FELLINE Fabio
136 MOLLEMA Bauke
137 SKUJIŅŠ Toms
138 STUYVEN Jasper

Team Sunweb

141 MATTHEWS Michael
142 ARNDT Nikias
143 BOL Cees
144 HAGA Chad
145 KÄMNA Lennard
146 KELDERMAN Wilco
147 KRAGH ANDERSEN Søren
148 ROCHE Nicolas

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

151 LAPORTE Christophe
152 BERHANE Natnael
153 EDET Nicolas
154 HERRADA Jesús
155 PEREZ Anthony
156 PÉRICHON Pierre-Luc
157 ROSSETTO Stéphane
158 SIMON Julien

Lotto Soudal

161 EWAN Caleb
162 BENOOT Tiesj
163 DE BUYST Jasper
164 DE GENDT Thomas
165 KEUKELEIRE Jens
166 KLUGE Roger
167 MONFORT Maxime
168 WELLENS Tim

Team Total Direct Energie

171 CALMEJANE Lilian
172 BONIFAZIO Niccolò
173 GRELLIER Fabien
174 OURSELIN Paul
175 SICARD Romain
176 TAARAMÄE Rein
177 TERPSTRA Niki
178 TURGIS Anthony

Team Katusha Alpecin

181 ZAKARIN Ilnur
182 DEBUSSCHERE Jens
183 DOWSETT Alex
184 GONÇALVES José
185 HALLER Marco
186 POLITT Nils
187 WÜRTZ SCHMIDT Mads
188 ZABEL Rick

Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team

191 MARTIN Guillaume
192 BACKAERT Frederik
193 DE GENDT Aimé
194 EIKING Odd Christian
195 MEURISSE Xandro
196 OFFREDO Yoann
197 PASQUALON Andrea
198 VAN MELSEN Kevin

Team Dimension Data

201 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
202 BAK Lars Ytting
203 CUMMINGS Steve
204 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
205 KING Ben
206 KREUZIGER Roman
207 NIZZOLO Giacomo
208 VALGREN Michael

Team Arkéa Samsic

211 BARGUIL Warren
212 BOUET Maxime
213 DELAPLACE Anthony
214 GESBERT Élie
215 GREIPEL André
216 LEDANOIS Kévin
217 MOINARD Amaël
218 VACHON Florian

TV guide:

ITV4: live daytime viewing, plus 7-8 PM (highlights)

Eurosport 1: live daytime viewing, plus 11.30pm-12.30am (highlights)

S4c: 2pm (live), TBC, evening (highlights)

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:fr: ITV4 & Eurosport 1 will begin LIVE tour coverage from 10.45 AM tomorrow ( 6th July ) :+1:

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I am rooting for Cav, again. This might be his last opportunity for stage wins. And hoping Bernal has a good tour.

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Good luck with that, Doug Ryder has binned Cav…:rage:

I’m surprised sprinter Pascal Ackermann isn’t featured in the Bora-Hansgrohe team, he won the final points classification impressively plus a couple of stages in the Giro this year, although they do have Peter Sagan so perhaps that’s why (?)

Also, no Richard Carapaz who won the Giro,
and no Primož Roglič who finished 3rd on the podium : /

I suppose team selections are based on who else is in the team, and creating the right balance of talents for a particular time and event : /

Bernal finished 2nd in final classification of the the white jersey / young rider award last year, he should win it this year [ at least ] :+1:

Egan Bernal
Age: 22
Weight: 60 kg
Height: 1.75 m
Nationality: Columbian
Team: Ineos

Here’s another young talent to look out for:

Giulio Ciccone
Age: 24
Weight 58 kg
Height: 1.76 m
Nationality: Italian
Team: Trek-Segafredo

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Today’s Stage 1 is 194.5 km and generally flat going, however this is a course with many junctions, roundabouts, technical turns to get around, plus a couple of cobbled climbs there is some worry and anticipation of crashes due to the nervousness of it being the very first stage : /

A stage to get around over and done with to settle nerves, hopefully it won’t rain!

Stage 1 was unexpectantly won by ‘lead-out man’ Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma which came about shortly after a crash within the final 3km causing his team sprinter [ Dylan Groenewegen ] some delay. Peter Sagan finished the sprint a very close 2nd.
Despite Stage 1 being marred with crashes, no one was seriously hurt, and a full line up of 22 teams of 8 men assembled the following day for the Team Time Trial of Stage 2:

Tour de France 2019, stage two: Brussels to Brussels – TTT (27.6km)

Team Classification

  1. Jumbo-Visma (Ned), in 28-57
  2. Ineos (GBr), at 20 seconds
  3. Deceuninck – Quick-Step (Bel), at 21s
  4. Sunweb (Ger), at 26s
  5. Katusha-Alpecin (Sui), at same time
  6. EF Education First (USA), at 28s
  7. CCC (Pol), at 31s
  8. Groupama-FDJ (Fra), at 32s
  9. Bahrain-Merida (Bah), at 36s
  10. Astana (Kaz), at 41s

General classification after stage two

  1. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, in 4-51-34
  2. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, at 10 seconds
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
  4. Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
  5. George Bennett (NZl) Jumbo-Visma, all at same time
  6. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Ineos, at 30s
  7. Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos
  8. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos
  9. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos, all at same time
  10. Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck – Quick-Step, at 31s
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A great start for the tour with the unexpected win by Mike Teunissen of Jumbo-Visma in a photo finish to edge a surprised Peter Sagan in stage one. The time trial today had a fine finish with Jumbo-Visma dominating the field and beating Ineos by 20 seconds. The Ineos team having a long day sitting on the finish line in the box and watching all the teams cross the finish line and then seeing their lead slip away when the last team taking the TTT.

Looking forward to the next few weeks!

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Monday: Stage 3 le tour leaves Belgium and enters France, travelling south on a 215km journey to Épernay. A mainly flat ride most of the way but a roller coaster of 3rd category hills await them on the final 50 km.
With tomorrow’s stage being far less hilly [and a chance to recuperate] the climbers may be planing attacks today, especially if they feel the need to make up time after a bad day in yesterdays Team Time Trail.
Could be an interesting race : )

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A surprising start o the tour. Will be interesting to see who will emerge with so many great riders not present in the race or not t their best.

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