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The Tour de France 2019 was the 106 th edition of the race. The departure was given on 6 July 2019 in Brussels to commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the first triumph on Eddy Merckx's Tour. The victory of this Tour de France went to Egan Bernal, a Colombian team Ineos. This competition was marked by many facts that will remain for a long time in the memories. It's time to come back to some of them.
The ride of all sensations
Spectators and viewers alike did not miss the highlights of the 2019 Tour de France. Among the most important facts, there is the image that will be remembered at the mention of this Tour. This is the one that followed the start of the competition. One can see the tribute to King Eddy, fifty years after his series of five successes. It was possible to note strong emotions on this occasion during the Tour de France 2019.
The team that scored this Tour de France 2019 was that of Jumbo-Visma. Four stage victories are to be remembered during this competition. Do not ignore the two days in yellow with Mike Teunissen in Belgium. The British team did not fail to distil joy in the hearts of fans during this Tour de France 2019.
Performances and favorite
The breakaways that went to the end did not fail to reward the most daring runners. Julian Alaphilippe was for example noticed during a nice action during the third stage arriving at Epernay. Dylan Teuns Belgian and winner of the 6 th stage at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles also impressed. At the 8 th stage, the Belgian Thomas de Gendt who was particularly outstanding in Saint-Etienne. For the 9 th stage in Brioude, it was the South African Daryl Impey who did great performances.
What about the crush? The rugged course has allowed a race at once unpredictable and totally uncontrollable. The arrival in Saint-Etienne has not been easy because it involves a multitude of difficulties. The real favorite of this Tour de France 2019 was probably the moment when Egan Bernal crossed the finish line. It was just magical for everyone who saw this scene. It is also worth mentioning the various weather related changes that influenced the course.
A weather not always lenient
The storm that occurred on July 26 during the 19 th stage between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Tignes made the road totally impassable after the Val-d'Isère. The mudslides were also on the program and destroyed the road to Cormet Roselend. All these unforeseen events forced the organizers to take measures such as the cancellation of certain stages. In total for this Tour de France 2019, 22 teams took part in the competition.
These are some of the highlights of this Tour de France 2019. They will probably remain engraved in the memories, pending the next edition of this important cycling competition.