Tour de France 2019: Everything You Need to Know

July 05, 2019 02:39 PM

The 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling’s three grand tours, begins this July 6th!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win of Eddy Merckx, the Grand Départ will be taking place in Brussels, Belgium. It will be the second time the tour takes place in Brussels, and the fifth Belgian Grand Départ. After two days in Brussels, the 2019 Tour will continue south towards France, where majority of the stages will take place.

 

 

This year’s route will feature two time trials, and, for the first time in Tour de France, includes three summit finishes above 2000m, giving climbers a possible advantage. The 21-stage Tour will end on July 28 in Paris, with the ceremonial sprint to the Champs- Elysées where the winner will be crowned. With Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome out with injuries, and Primoz Roglic also absent in this year’s list of GC contenders, the competition is relatively more open than before.

 

 

Last year’s Tour winner Geraint Thomas might just be able to defend his title, having come third-place at the Tour de Romandie despite being overweight at the start of the 2019 season. Still, after crashing out on stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse, many doubt his ability to perform at the Tour.

The crowd favorite this year is Egan Bernal, Geraint Thomas’s co-leader under Ineos. The Columbian won this year’s Paris-Nice, as well as the Tour de Suisse. If the 22-year-old rider wins Tour de France, he’ll be the first Columbian – and South American, for that matter – to don the yellow jersey.

 

 

Don’t miss out on this year’s exciting Tour de France! Tune in to the entire Tour, or watch your favorite stages, live on Eurosport.

Date Time Stage Route
6-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 1 Bruxelles - Brussel
7-Jul 8:40PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 2 Bruxelles Palais Royal - Brussel Atomium
8-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 3 Binche - Épernay
9-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 4 Reims - Nancy
10-Jul 7:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 5 Saint-Die-Des-Vosges - Colmar
11-Jul 7:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 6 Mulhouse - La Planche Des Belles Filles
12-Jul 5:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 7 Belfort - Chalon-sur-Saône
13-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 8 Mâcon - Saint-Étienne
14-Jul 7:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 9 Saint-Étienne - Brioude
15-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 10 Saint-Flour - Albi
16-Jul   Rest Day  
17-Jul 7:25PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 11 Albi - Toulouse
18-Jul 5:20PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 12 Toulouse - Bagnères-de-Bigorre
19-Jul 5:50PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 13 Pau - Pau
20-Jul 7:20PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 14 Tarbes - Col du Tourmalet
21-Jul 6:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 15 Limoux - Foix Prad D'Albis
22-Jul   Rest Day  
23-Jul 7:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 16 Nîmes - Nîmes
24-Jul 6:15PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 17 Pont du Gard - Gap
25-Jul 5:00PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 18 Embrun - Valloire
26-Jul 7:35PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 19 Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne - Tignes
27-Jul 7:25PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 20 Albertville - Val Thorens
28-Jul 11:55PM TOUR DE FRANCE Stage 21 Rambouillet - Paris Champs-Elysees

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