A strong storm of rain and hail has caused a land mass to move off the side of the road and occupy the entire road, preventing cyclists from passing.
The 19th stage was reaching its final part, with the descent before facing the last port of the day, the Tignes, when a strong storm has forced the organization to suspend the stage due to the consequences and the safety of the cyclists.
The rains that fell on the area softened the terrain to the point that a mass of mud fell off the side of the road and occupied the entire road, preventing the passage.
- Le Tour de Franz (@leTourdeFranz) July 26th, 2019
Given the situation, it was decided to suspend the remaining section of the stage (about 20 kilometers) and to take the times to pass through the top of the Col de l'Iseran as valid, making Colombian Egan Bernal new. race leader.
In passing through this port the race leader Julian Alaphilippe lost almost 2 minutes and after today's suspension is second to 35 seconds
OFFICIAL TOUR CLASSIFICATION
1 Egan Bernal 75: 20: 27
2 Julian Alaphilippe to 0: 35
3 Geraint Thomas to 1: 06
4 Steven Kruijswijk to 1: 18
5 Emanuel Buchmann to 1: 45
6 Mikel Landa to 4: 25
7. Rigoberto Urán at 5:04
8 Nairo Quintana to 5: 11
9 Warren Barguil to 6: 31
10 Alejandro Valverde to 7: 15