Tour de France 2019 Stage 19 Preview

Friday, July 26 - Stage 19

Stage 19 – 126.5 km (79 miles) – Mountain

The journey through the Alps continues with a dynamic stage that will take the riders to the summit of the 2019 Tour at the Col de l’Iseran (2 770m) that will only be reached for the eighth time in the history of the Tour. It is precisely when going up towards the highest road pass in Europe that Louison Bobet had bid farewell to the Tour in 1959 but also where Claudio Chiappucci took off before winning in Sestrières in 1992.

– C. Prudhomme


Categorized Climb

Riders will summit the Col de l’Iseran, the highest paved pass in the Alps at 2770 meters.

Intermediate Sprint 

Stage 19’s intermediate sprint will likely belong to the breakaway.

Final 5 Kilometers

At over 2000 meters elevation, oxygen deprivation in addition to the fatigue will be a major factor in determining the yellow jersey.

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