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Tour de France 2019

A stage by stage guide to the 2019 Tour de France.

Stage 1, Tour de France 2019

Saturday 6th July 2019

Grand Place, Brussels
Grand Place, Brussels, by Roman Boed, Licence CC BY 2.0

The Grand Départ in 2019 is in Brussels, Belgium. On Stage 1, the riders head west out of Brussels via Anderlecht, reaching the Muur van Geraardsbergen after 43km. The Muur is rapidly followed by the Bosberg. The route continues on anti-clockwise tour south of Brussels, reaching Charleroi (geographical 6 o'clock). Then it's north via Waterloo and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, on the way back to the finish in Brussels.

Read about Stage 1, Tour de France 2019.

Stage 2, Tour de France 2019

Sunday 7th July 2019

Atomium, Brussels
Atomium, by Nine LaMaitre, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Stage 2 is a team time trial in Brussels, starting at the Palais Royal de Bruxelles, and finishing at the Atomium. Wide avenues and few corners mean that the parcours is not technical, and should suit a team of powerful rouleurs.

Read about Stage 2, Tour de France 2019.

Stage 20, Tour de France 2019 (& Etape du Tour 2019)

Saturday 27th July 2019

Val Thorens
Val Thorens

Stage 20 is 131km from Albertville to Val Thorens. This stage in the Savoie département begins with an ascent of the Col de Méraillet/Cormet de Roselend, followed by the Côte de Longefoy, before taking the old road via Saint-Laurent-de-la-Côte on the way up to Val Thorens. This is also the route of the Etape du Tour 2019.

Read about Stage 20, Tour de France 2019.

More stages of the Tour de France 2019.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire

UCI World Championships Yorkshire 2019 logo

The UCI World Championships 2019 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, which takes place in September 2019 - route guides and news.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire: event & route guides

Logo, Yorkshire 2019

The race programme has been announced, and the routes revealed.

See the Hedgehog guide to the events and routes of the races at the UCI Road World Championships 2019.

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news

UCI World Championships 2019 Yorkshire news: new women's time trial route

20th May 2019

Route of the UCI 2019 elite women's ITT
UCI 2019 elite women's ITT route

There's been a change to the route of the elite women's individual time trial at the Yorkshire Worlds.

The original route was straight down the A61 from Ripon to Harrogate, followed by one lap of the Harrogate circuit. The new route forks off the A61 at Ripley, and takes in Bedlam, Clint, Birstwith, and Hampsthwaite.

The change may have been made to minimise disruption to traffic, but the result is a more challenging, technical, and interesting time trial course.

Read about the UCI 2019 elite women's individual time trial.

Grand Départ 2019 Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels, by Andrew Smith, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The 2019 Tour de France is to start in Brussels, the race organisers announced on 30th May 2017.

Older Tour de France stage guides and reports

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