SpeedyHedgehog.com

Tour de France & UCI World Championships

Tour de France knitted mini-jerseys

Tour de France & UCI World Championships

Tour de France 2019

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

Stages of the Tour de France 2019: Stage 7

Friday 12th July 2019

Chalon-sur-Saone
Chalon-sur-Saone (public domain)
Profile of Stage 7, TDF 2019
Profile of Stage 7, Tour de France 2019, ©ASO/Tour de France

Stage 7 is 230km from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone. The three categorised climbs come in the first half of the route, leaving 110km of flat to the finish line. It's almost guaranteed to end in a bunch sprint.

Hedgehog pick to win the stage: Dylan Groenewegen

Read about Stage 7, Tour de France 2019.

Stages of the Tour de France 2019: Stage 8

Saturday 13th July 2019

Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne, by Alexandre Prevot, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0
Profile of Stage 8, TDF 2019
Profile of Stage 8, Tour de France 2019, ©ASO/Tour de France

Stage 8 is 200km from Mâcon to Saint-Etienne. It's a tough day, with seven categorised climbs. The winner will be the fastest finisher in the front group - whether that's a breakaway, or a GC group.

Hedgehog pick to win the stage: Adam Yates

Read about Stage 8, 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

TDF diary 2018 | TDF 2018 | News & reports 2017 | Stages 2017 | News & reports 2016 | Stages 2016

Peloton on Cote de Blubberhouses, 2014 Tour de FranceCannondale rider at Utrecht time trial, 2015 Tour de FranceTour de France spectator, Utrecht