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TDF 2019 : The Highest In History


Lee Parish, 26th October 2018

The 2019 Tour is reported as the “highest in history” with an aim to increase the action in the form of attacks and break-aways. Sounds exciting!

The final battles will be fought in the Alps but as the peloton head south west across France towards the Pyrenees, there will be a a couple of interesting highlights with a time trial around Pau, a summit finish on the famed Tourmalet and a stage that goes over the imposing Mur de Péguère before finishing above Foix at Prat d’Albis.

Stage 17 profile - 2018 TDF

We will be paying particular attention to stage 12 on 18th July, 202km from Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre and passing within a few kilometres Velo Pyrenees via Loures-Barousse. Only the strongest of riders will be in contention to win here as they go over the Col de Peyresourde, immediately followed by the Hourquette d’Ancizan before descending all the way to the finish.

Stage 13 will be a time trial over 27km at Pau.

Finally, stage 14 includes two climbs over a distance of 117km, the Col du soulor and the Col du Tourmalet. Passing the 2,000m barrier on the Tourmalet should prove intense as we find out who the very best climbers for 2019 will be.