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2019 Tour de France route announced

Course unveiled for road cycling's biggest event

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| Brian Kieran, Cannes Editor | Published
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With just over eight months to wait until the start of the 2019 Tour de France, the full race route has been announced.

There has been much speculation about what direction the next Tour might take, with many suggesting a return to the Pyrenees. Further questions were raised about the inclusion of the infamous Alpe d'Huez mountain stage. Now the waiting is over, the 2019 route has been confirmed, and these mysteries can be put to rest.

The 106th edition will start in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first of Belgian Eddy Merckx's five Tour de France victories, and will be decided on the penultimate stage with a 33.4km climb finish in the 2770m Alpine resort of Val Thorens. This means now Pyrenees and no Alpe d'Huez, but with just 54 kilometres of time trialling, 30 categorised climbs, and five mountains finishes, it's sure to be as interesting as always.

See the full race outline and map below:

  • Stage 1 - Saturday July 6th 2019: Brussels > Charleroi > Brussels - 192km
  • Stage 2 - Sunday July 7th 2019: Brussels Palais Royal > Brussels Atomium, team time-trial - 28km 
  • Stage 3 - Monday July 8th 2019: Binche > Epernay - 214km
  • Stage 4 - Tuesday July 9th 2019: Reims > Nancy - 215km
  • Stage 5 - Wednesday July 10th 2019: Saint Die des Vosges > Colmar - 169km
  • Stage 6 - Thursday July 11th 2019: Mulhouse > La Planche des Belles Filles - 157km
  • Stage 7 - Friday July 12th 2019: Belfort > Chalon sur Saone - 230km
  • Stage 8 - Saturday July 13th 2019: Macon > Saint Etienne - 199km
  • Stage 9 - Sunday July 14th 2019: Saint Etienne > Brioude - 170km
  • Stage 10 - Monday July 15th 2019: Saint Flour > Albi - 218km
  • Rest Day

  • Stage 11 - Wednesday July 17th 2019: Albi > Toulouse - 167km
  • Stage 12 - Thursday July 18th 2019: Toulouse > Bagneres de Bigorre - 202km
  • Stage 13 - Friday July 19th 2019: Pau > Pau - 27km (Individual time-trial)
  • Stage 14 - Saturday July 20th 2019: Tarbes > Tourmalet - 117km
  • Stage 15 - Sunday July 21st 2019: Limoux > Foix - 185km
  • Rest Day
  • Stage 16 - Tuesday July 23rd 2019: Nimes > Nimes - 177km
  • Stage 17 - Wednesday July 24th 2019: Pont du Gard > Gap - 206km
  • Stage 18 - Thursday July 25th 2019: Embrun > Valloire - 207km
  • Stage 19 - Friday July 26th 2019: Saint Jean de Maurienne > Tignes - 123km
  • Stage 20 - Saturday July 27th 2019: Albertville > Val Thorens - 131km
  • Stage 21 - Sunday July 28th 2019: Rambouillet > Chams Elysees, Paris - 127km