Tour de France 2019 - Latest news at a glance - Sports
The Tour de France 2019 started in Brussels and leads over 3,480 kilometers on the Champs-Elysées to Paris. All current news and background overview.
The financial advantage of the team "Ineos" on other teams is enormous. Now a smoldering debate gets new food: the introduction of a budget line. Proponents see more budget in a more equal opportunity - but teams like Ineos or Astana oppose it.
To the article: 20 million euros as a limit?
Alaphilippe raves the French
The 27-year-old Julian Alaphilippe redeems France: For the first time in five years, a Frenchman in the yellow jersey is driving again. Alaphilippe is regarded as aggressive and unconventional - his appearance fueled the debate as to whether he might not someday be the man to rescue France from waiting for the tour victory.
To the article: Rock 'n' Roll on the bike
Tony Martin's new role
The Dutch team "Jumbo" presents itself strongly in the first days of the tour. In team time trial, the team won stunningly clear with 20 seconds ahead of the Ineos team. And the German veteran Tony Martin plays an important role in the team.
To the article: Tony Martin is now working as a locomotive
Some crashes to the tour prelude
There were some crashes at the start of the Tour de France. There are debates around the stage, the drivers are angry - because some crashes would have been easy to avoid. Tony Martin also criticized the organizers: "You talk a little against the wall."
To the article: "It was clear that it will pop again"
Mike Teunissen wins the first tour stage
The outsider Mike Teunissen caused a surprise at the first stage of the Tour de France - the Dutchman took the victory just ahead of the Slovak sprint star Peter Sagan. His teammate and co-favorite on the overall victory Emanuel Buchmann crashed shortly before the finish.
To the article: Suddenly Teunissen comes