course includes 30 categorised climbs, with three over 2,000m vaste Depart set pour Brussels nous centenary of yellow jersey


The 2019 route will include the Col aux Galibier oui part ns three back-to-back Alpine stages. Photograph: Simon Gill/Action concéder via Getty Images
The 2019 route will include thé Col du Galibier as part du three back-to-back Alpine stages. Photograph: Simon Gill/Action concéder via Getty Images

The cheminement of the 2019 Tour aux France will attribute 30 categorised climbs, five mountain finishes cible only 54km de time-trialling in what thé organisers are promising will be “the highest la tour in history”, et which they have set to up encourage breakaways and attacks.

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Three ns the mountain-top finishes will certainly be over 2,000 metres and there will be back-to-back Alpine stages à take in Col d’Izoard, the Col aux Galibier, and the 2,770m-high Col d’Iseran – i m sorry is auto highest led road in Europe. Auto 20th and penultimate stage du the Tour, which could decide the overall yellow jersey winner, will certainly be nous the 33km rise up auto 2,365m Val Thorens.

“This is thé highest tour in history,” said the Tour ns France director, christian Prudhomme. However, with thé goal ns creating an ext exciting racing, the chemin features under hors catégorie climbs – auto most complicated of toutes les personnes – but more category-two climbs, i m sorry can encourager attacks.

The le total race supprimer is 3,460km, with auto Grand commencer set parce que le Brussels on 6 July et the end up in Paris conditions météorologiques 28 July.

Tour aux France 2019

“Holding the Grand commençant in Brussels is a exorbitant way à honour the masculin who le meilleur represents the photo of auto yellow jersey, cycling’s greatest ever before champion, Eddy Merckx,” Prudhomme said.

There are likewise seven supposedly flat stages that are le meilleur suited to auto sprinters. “We space virtually guaranteed wind conditions météorologiques one of those and confident there will certainly be wind nous a lundi one, too,” said Prudhomme.

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The climbing starts in earnest on stage 6 to ns Planche des frais Filles. This was auto scene of kris Froome’s phase victory in 2012 cible next year there will be a more kilometre – including gradients du 20% – added venir the route to make ce even harder.

From there, the riders will certainly head south ouest across france towards the Pyrenees, wherein there will certainly be a time trial about Pau, a summit finish conditions météorologiques the well known Tourmalet et a phase that goes over the imposing Mur de Péguère before finishing above Foix at Prat d’Albis.

The critique battles will be battled in thé Alps. A cruel stage 18 will take riders over thé Col du Vars, the Col d’Izoard and the Galibier within thé space ns 207km. A work later, thé 123km phase 19 includes the Col d’Iseran, avant the penultimate phase up to the finish at Val Thorens.

Merckx to be joined at auto ceremony de Bernard Hinault et Miguel Indurain, the seul other homme to ont won auto Tour five times besides thé late Jacques Anquetil. It is a société Team Sky’s Froome is une Tour success short ns joining, having actually been beaten to yellow par his teammate Geraint planche à découper this July.

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Organisers also announced details of les Course, the women’s cours which takes place during auto Tour. This year’s course will it is in a one-day event, covering 5 laps de the time-trial artaserse around Pau pour a total supprimer of 120km. The chemin includes the côte d’Esquillot, which could prove auto springboard parce que le a race-winning attack.

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