After what happened yesterday Friday with the suspension of the 19th stage When the cyclists were facing the last part of the descent to climb the last port of the day, the organization has decided to cut and modify the route of the 20th stage since they give bad weather with rain and snow in the final part of the stage.
The stage will begin at 14.30 p.m. and will start at the planned point, the town of Albertville, and will end at Val Thorens.
The main change of the test is that it will not go through the ports prior to the ski resort. Thus, after leaving Albertville the race will go through the N90 directly to Moutiers and then towards the original end at the roundabout of the N90-D915, 36 km from the finish, until reaching the slopes of Val Thorens, where a battle for the yellow jersey is expected in one of the most exciting Tour finals in recent years.
Young Bernal defends 48 "margin over Alaphilippe
The final 33,5 kilometers, with aat an average slope of 5,5%, They will just decide the positions of the podium of the Tour de France 2019.
Egan Bernal defends the leadership of the Tour de France with 48 seconds ahead about Julian Alaphilippe and with his partner Geraint Thomas at 1'16 ”. The Welshman, winner of 2018, has already said that he will work for Egan, although he will also do well to take care of his back, since he only has 12 seconds to the Dutchman Kruijswijk; with Mikel Landa in sixth position.
They give snow and rain in the last port
The weather forecast announces snow and bad weather in Val Thorens and could affect the development of the stage.
After today's stage converted into a 'time trial', only the triumphal walk to Paris will remain.