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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 19*

Tour de FranceSaint-Jean-de-Maurienne > Tignes Col de l’Iseran

Distance: 126.5 89 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with five four climbs and a sprint summit finish.

  • Côte de Saint-André 25 km (cat 3: 3.1km @ 6.8%)
  • Montée d’Aussois 38 km (cat 2: 6.5km @ 6.2%)
  • Col de la Madeleine 63.5 km (cat 3: 3.9km @ 5.6%)
  • Col de l’Iseran-Souvenir Henri Desgrange 89 km (HC: 12.9km @ 7.5%)
  • Montée de Tignes 124.5 km (cat 1: 7.4km @ 7%)

The intermediate sprint is at 68.5 km, Bessans.

Lots of Polka Dot points on this stage and €5,000 for the first to the summit of Col de l’Iseran

When Egan Bernal arrived atop the Col de l’Iseran he got Polka Dot points, €5,000, and, it would turn out, the Yellow Jersey. A powerful thunderstorm with hail and intense rain roared through the valley between Col de l’Iseran and Montée de Tignes leaving hailstones on the roads and causing mudslides. The only vehicles moving were front loaders, so the race officials stopped the race. Race times were calculated to the summit of Col de l’Iseran and no stage winner or Red Number rider were declared.

Bernal qualifies for both the Yellow and the White jerseys, but the White will be worn by the second place young rider, David Gaudu. Thibaut Pinot, who was a main competitor for the Yellow Jersey had to withdraw due to a leg muscle strain or tear.

Yellow Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [Yellow] 78h 00′ 42″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 309 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 031 ) [Polka Dot] 86 points
White Jersey David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) [White] 13

Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 061-068 ) [Yellow numbers]

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July 26, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 19*