Tour’19 Photo and Video Gallery: This should have been the final week-end of the 2020 Tour de France (original dates). 2019 was a very good French Grand Tour and Egan Bernal is proof of a ‘new guard’ in the World of the professional peloton. Here is our selection of the best and different images from the finalé. Vive la Tour!
Another Tour win for Sky/Ineos
The 2019 Tour de France was one of the best for years, keeping us on the edge of our seats for most days of the three weeks. You could say the final days were an anticlimax, due to the effects of the weather, but it’s all part of the game and in the end the best man won. The semi-annulment of stage 19 and the shortening of stage 20 was a bit of a disappointment, but they were still full of action and, considering the road conditions, unavoidable. So, it was a great Tour de France and for the first time in years, better than the Giro d’Italia.
You can see the ‘First Week Photo & Video Gallery’ HERE, the ‘Second Week Photo & Video Gallery’ HERE and the ‘Third Week Photo & Video Gallery’ HERE.
Click on the blue stage number for race report and more pics.
The penultimate stage was shortened to 59 kilometres after the snow, hail and mudslides of the previous day. It wasn’t a good day for Julian Alaphilippe, but it was for Egan Bernal and Vincenzo Nibali.
Egan Bernal’s first full day in yellow – Stage 20
Vincenzo Nibali and the snow-plows
Gregor Muhlberger was a strong worker for his Bora-Hansgrohe team leader Buchmann
Nibali – Happy for the win
Two Tour wins between them
Peter Sagan – Points winner again
Last man on the road on stage 20 – Roger Kluge
Stage 20 yellow jersey presentation
Egan’s girlfriend – Xiomara Guerrero
Those Colombian fans!
Onboard camera Emotions stage 20
All the media want Egan Bernal
The Ineos team ready for the off
The Champagne photos
Paris and the peloton from the Arc de Triomphe
Romain Bardet, King of the Mountains next to stage 7 winner Dylan Groenewegen
The ‘climb’ up the Champs Élysées
Final sprint stage 21
Tour stage win No.3 for Caleb Ewan
How many stages could Ewan have won if he had ridden the Tour sooner
All happy at Ineos
Onboard camera stage 21
Another successful Tour for the Wanty-Gobert team
Possibly the hero of the 2019 Tour de France – Julian Alaphilippe
The 2019 Tour de France top three with the dusk setting on the Arc
LCL Yellow jersey Best of
After-Tour Criterium in Aalst:
No rest for the Tour winner. The Aalst criterium saw Egan Bernal finish second in the show event. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) won ahead of Egan Bernal (Ineos) and Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma).
Remco Evenepoel leads Bernal in Aalst
The cobbles of Aalst
The Tour hero – Egan Bernal
You can see ‘Ed Hood’s Le TOUR’19: Final Rant from Paris’ HERE.