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After months of intense waiting we have here the Tour de France 2019. The most famous cycling race in the world this year reaches its 106th edition and does so in what is expected an all-out fight that will crown on July 28 the final winner of the Tour de France 2019. Before the 176 cyclists of the 22 participating teams will have to overcome more than 3400 kilometers spread over 21 stages with a varied journey that on paper should benefit the climbers and the brave who want to move the race from afar.

If you are looking for the best guide for the Tour de France 2019 Do not miss anything of what comes next. A extensive analysis of the route with the 21 stages in detail, a review of the teams and registered cyclists, television schedules or the names of cyclists called to do great things in this exciting Tour de France.

Tour of France Tour 2019


In my opinion the Tour de France 2019 presents one of the most attractive routes of recent years. This year's edition has a few kilometers against the clock, in fact cyclists will only have to travel individually to the 27 kilometers of the Pau time trial (thirteenth stage) that are added to the 27 of the team time trial of the second day. All this is expected to be beneficial in view of a greater television show. The high mountain should mark the differences in this edition, but let no one forget about the average mountain and the end moved downhill.

No prologues to open your mouth and mark the first differences. A first stage in Belgium that will be as dangerous as it is beautiful with the climb, very far from the finish, to the mythical Grammont wall. Nobody will win the race on this first day but more than one can lose it in a massive fall. The pure sprinters and their teams play a lot and have before them the opportunity to wear the first yellow leader jersey.

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The Kapelmur will receive the Tour de France in this 2019

The second day, in a success of the organization, yes that will serve to calm the spirits and to mark the first differences between the favorites. The team time trial will determine the first stages of the mountain and the alignments of the teams.

From here a block of 3 stages with moved finals that should be for fast men before facing the now classic stage of the Planche des Belles Filles that will serve to demonstrate how the forces of the favorites are.

The Tour will continue advancing until the arrival of the Pyrenees that with the spectacular end of the Tourmalet is planned as a career block much more interesting than the last years. From here it will be a matter of keeping the few remaining forces to burn the last cartridges in the great ports of the Alps.

A edition that both travel and participation is coming as very moving and exciting, personally reminding me of the 2014 when Vincenzo Nibali was able to dethrone the Navy of the Sky (current Team Ineos). Froome will not be starting and the state of form of the current defender of the title, the Welshman, Geraint Thomas, suggests serious doubts.


Stage 1 - Saturday July 6

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stage 1 tour de france 2019

Belgium has been the country chosen to start the Tour de France 2019. The city of Brussels will host the end of the first stage in what except surprise is expected as a massive arrival. Before the runners and the tour will pay tribute to the Tour of Flanders the passage through the most famous cobblestone wall in the world, the Kapelmuur, also known as the Grammont wall. A level that despite being at the beginning of the stage can be relatively moving since the leadership of the general classification of the mountain will be at stake. The rest of the stage will serve to prepare the massive arrival and to make known the first yellow jersey. Beware of nerves.

Stage 2 - Sunday July 7

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stage 2 tour de france 2019

Second day in which the concentration and tension will be maximum. 27 kilometers of time trial by teams (in my opinion very few) that marked differences. When leaving here some runners will start with an advantage over their immediate pursuers while others will have to start recovering time. A more important stage than it seems and that will undoubtedly condition the eight runners chosen by each team.

Stage 3 - Monday, July 8

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stage 3 tour de france 2019

I am afraid that more than one sprinter will be given a song in the teeth in this third stage. The Muntigny level with 900 meters to 12.2% and located less than 20 kilometers to the end you can select the large group. Golden opportunity for men like Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet or Julian Alaphillippe.

Stage 4 - Tuesday, July 9

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Stage 4 Tour of France 2019

The third stage that will pass Nancy's way will be an opportunity that the fastest men in the bunch will not want to waste. Everything points to a massive sprint without further complications. Caution with falls especially in the final stage section.

Stage 5 - Wednesday, July 10

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stage 5 tour de france 2019

The fifth stage of this tour may be more moving than it appears. The arrival in Colmar is always entertaining and this year I doubt that it is the exception. A perfect stage for the first flight of the Tour to arrive, although the teams of Peter Sagan, Greg Van Avermaet or Michael Matthews will try to control the day.

Stage 6 - Thursday, July 11

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stage 6 tour de france 2019

On the sixth day, the first great stage of this Tour arrives. The classic arrival at the Planche Des Belles Filles will serve to control the real state of runners. A perfect day to do the cotton test and see those cyclists who did not do their homework correctly before the race. The hard final ramps can stop the distant attacks but the day unlike other years is not a simple end up. The runners will reach the last port after having overcome 6 mountain passes.

Stage 7 - Friday July 12

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stage 7 tour de france 2019

Very long stage of 230 kilometers that except surprise will not have any kind of emotion until the final kilometers. Boring stage of simple wear. A transitional day.

Stage 8 - Saturday July 13

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stage 8 tour de france 2019

Stage breaks full-fledged legs on the way to Saint Etienne. Journey for the escape or for handicap. No differences are expected between the favorites to the general, although some runner with lost time may try to get back into the fight if it leaks in the break of the day. Complicated stage of control by the teams.

Stage 9 - Sunday July 14

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stage 9 tour de france 2019

Very rare to see a July 14 (French national holiday) so quiet. In addition the stage falls on Sunday so I do not understand how the organization has not taken advantage of the occasion. I trust the involvement of the French runners but I am afraid that it will be very difficult to break the big group.

Stage 10 - Monday, July 15

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stage 10 tour de france 2019

I doubt that the sprinters miss the opportunity knowing everything that comes to them. In my head there is nothing other than a massive arrival in Albi. Long stage and some wear out of its more than 200 kilometers but it should be quite quiet.

Tuesday July 16 - Rest day

Stage 11 - Wednesday, July 17

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stage 11 tour de france 2019

Follow the tranquility in the Tour with the arrival in Toulouse. 167 steep kilometers but that should not hurt the sprinters. Toulouse awaits a new massive arrival. Another stage of wear and without much emotion.

Stage 12 - Thursday, July 18

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stage 12 tour de france 2019

The Tour pulls classic for another Arrival in Bagneres de Bigorre with previous visit to Col de Peyresourde and Hourquette d'Ancizan. First contact with the Pyrenean massif. It is likely that some runner, I think Vincenzo Nibali, try to take advantage of the last meters of the port to jump into the open grave on the descent. The tactics of the teams will be very important and many of them will try to filter people in the flight so they can be useful in the final kilometers.

Stage 13 - Friday, July 19

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stage 13 tour de france 2019

The only time trial stage of this Tour de France. 27 kilometers that all specialists will try to take advantage of. In addition, the relatively fresh time trial will be reached, so the purest time trialists start with an advantage. The time trial is quite flat.

Stage 14 - Saturday July 20

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stage 14 tour de france 2019

Surely not the queen stage but the most expected by the general public. The Tour returns to end stage at the top of the Tourmalet. The most mythical mountain pass of the gala round will welcome the runners again. Before the runners will have to overcome the port of Soulour. Besides, the stage is only 117 kilometers so there can be war from the start. Looming good show.

Stage 15 - Sunday July 21

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stage 15 tour de france 2019

Stage 15 presents an unprecedented ending with the climb to the prat d'Albis in Foix. A port of more than 11 kilometers with an average slope of almost 7%. Climbing demanding and that will serve to end the first mountain block. The riders will face the next day a rest day so the motivation will be double to give up the last gram of force in the final climb

Monday, July 22 - Rest day

Stage 16 - Tuesday, July 23

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stage 16 tour de france 2019

All cyclists will thank the organization for the placement of a transition stage after the rest day. A day that is especially complicated for many and in which it is sometimes difficult to find the pedal stroke. The equipment will start to be worn out so I do not rule out a large leak.

Stage 17 - Wednesday, July 24

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stage 17 tour de france 2019

The organization returns to throw of classic for the arrival to Gap. A Very quiet stage until the final kilometers. Some runner will try to blow up the race in the third port before facing the final descent. Very careful with the descent. Nobody is going to win the race here, but it is true that more than one can lose it (just remember what happened to Joseba Beloki on his way to Gap in 2003). Gap is always synonymous with show, remember but the vertiginous descent by Peter Sagan in 2015

Stage 18 - Thursday, July 25

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stage 28 tour de france 2019

For many the stage reigns of this Tour and is that the tour has 4 mountain passes and 208 kilometers. The climb to the Izoard will be attrition and the mythical Galibier will be in charge of marking sentence. There will still be two days of high mountain ahead but three days after finishing the Tour de France fear should not stop the runners, especially all those who reach the Alps with lost time.

Stage 19 - Friday July 26

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stage 19 tour de france 2019

Penultimate opportunity for the men of the general classification and for all those teams that have not yet achieved the partial victory. Stage very moved and with great tactical interest of beginning. Filtering runners in the breakaway will be the priority of the directors. Tignes awaits the runners after a very short stage (126 kilometers) that could cause the explosion of more than one favorite.

Stage 20 - Saturday July 27

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Yes now. The last important stage of this Tour de France 2019. Stage 20 will be for many the all or nothing. The last day to win the race, to get on the podium or to get a partial victory. 130 kilometers of pure dynamite that culminated with the long climb to Val Thorens. A rise of more than 33 kilometers to 5.5% of average slope.

Stage 21 - Sunday July 28

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Last day and last stage with the classic walk through the Elysian fields. A stage with "volata" that serves to honor all the cyclists who manage to finish the gala round. Short stage, without interest and that will definitely crown the winner of the Tour de France 2019.

Analysis and strategy teams Tour de France 2019

The great squad of this Tour de France 2019 will be formed by 22 teams. 18 of them of the highest category world tour and 4 guests who will try to justify their invitation. The cyclists registered for the Tour de France 2019 to date they are the following (they can suffer modifications):

MOVISTAR TEAM: Mikel Landa, Nairo Quintana, Andrey Amador, Winner Anacona, Imanol Erviti, Nelson Oliveira, Carlos Verona, Alejandro Valverde, Marc Soler.

The telephone set arrives at the Tour without the pressure of other years. The victory of Carapaz in the Giro practically justifies the season, so runners can run without the media and commercial pressure of other years. For me this can benefit the Spanish team that will have to take advantage of the high mountain. The block is strong and it seems that the general will be a thing of Landa and Quintana. Valverde and Soler will try to make a team although they can have their opportunities in some days. The few kilometers against the clock benefit Mikel Landa, who for me must be the best man on the mountain with Egan Bernal. It comes with the fatigue of the Giro but Mikel is a long distance runner who works better in the second big round of the season.

AG2R LA MONDIALE: Romain Bardet, Mickael Cherel, Benoit Cosnefroy, Mathias Frank, Tony Gallopin, Pierre Latour, Oliver Naesen

The eternal aspirant? I'm afraid that Romain Bardet will stay in this. It is true that Roman has made podium in the Tour and that therefore the victory has not been so far, but in my opinion this is his roof. I doubt very much that Bardet wins a Tour de France so the AG2R would do well to focus its efforts on fighting for some partial triumph. It has brokers for it. Naesen, Gallopin or Latour can take advantage of their talent to make a good escape.

ASTANA: Pello Bilbao, Luis León Sánchez, Gorka Izaguirre, Hugo Houle, Jakob Fuglsang, Alexey Lutsenko, Magnus Cort, Omar Fraile.

Surely the best team so far this year. The Astana takes a real team to this Tour de France with men for the general classification and runners to fill the showcases with stage victories. Fuglsang is in the best moment of his career and would not rule out a Danish podium at all. The rest of the team will try to help you without giving up your personal interests. Good block for the time trial by teams and with some of the best Spanish riders of the moment. Pello Bilbao wants to repeat the successes of the Giro, Luis León Sánchez and Fraile want to win again in the Tour, while Izagirre wants to get a deserved triumph once and for all.

BAHRAIN MERIDA: Matej Mohoric, Vincenzo Nibali, Damiano Caruso, Rohan Dennis, Sonny Colbrelli, Dylan Teuns, Marcel Sieberg, Heinrich Haussler.

The shark of Messina comes hungry to prove that his career is not far from finished. Nibali comes from the Giro and although the demand was high, we are facing a runner who is capable of everything. Despite all the equipment is versatile and has runners with enough potential to blow the race. A lot of eye with Dylan Teuns and Mohoric. Personally I have very curious to see the evolution of Rohan Dennis in the mountains. A runner who is losing weight to try to emulate Bradley Wiggins on his way from the track to the great laps in stages.

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Nibali called to give a show on this 2019 tour - Photo: FB Bahrain Merida

BORA-HANSGROHE: Peter Sagan, Emanuel Buchmann, Patrick Konrad, Daniel Oss, Gregor Muhlberger, Luka Postlberger, Marcus Burghardt, Maximilian Schachman.

All for Peter Sagan ... ..or not? The Bora team has in its ranks the most media corridor of today. It is true that he is not having his best year and that for the first time he arrives with serious doubts about the Tour. Sagan is capable of everything so I will not be the one to underestimate this tremendous potential. In any case the team brings runners like Buchmann, Konrad or Schachman that can give the team some joy. The rest of the runners will be more dependent on the Slovak.

CCC TEAM: Greg Van Avermeat, Patrick Bevin, Simon Geschke, Serge Pauwels, Alessandro De Marchi, Michael Schar, Lukasz Wisniowskim, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck

Of the few teams that do not bring any runner to aspire to the general. The CCC will have all its hopes placed on stage victories. For this, it brings here an extremely competitive block that can benefit from vigilance among the favorites. Classics like Van Avermaet and specialists in numerous getaways like Pauwels and Van Avermaet.

TEAM SUNWEB: Wilco Kelderman, Michael Matthews, Soren Kragh Andersen, Nikias Arndt, Cees Bol, Chad Haga, Lennar Kamna, Nicolas Roche

The Sunweb arrives at the beginning of the Tour after a bad Turn of Italy and the last minute loss of Tom Dumoulin for the round gala. Kelderman should be his man for the general, while Matthews or Bol will try to assert their speed limit in complicated days. The team is quite solid and by runner profile you can have your options also on the second day with the team time trial.

TEAM INEOS: Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal, Jonathan Castroviejo, Wouter Poels, Michal Kwiatkowski, Gianni Moscon, Dylan Van Baarle, Luke Rowe

The Ineos takes over the Sky's commercial relay. The British Navy is called to dominate the race again. The fall of Froome and the doubts left by the physical state of Thomas place the young Bernal as the great aspirant. El equipo es simplemente espectacular y debe marcar las diferencias desde el segundo día. Grandes favoritos a la contrarreloj por equipos. Wout Poels puede llegar como el gran tapado a este Tour.

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Egan Bernal, el hombre llamado a dominar el ciclismo en los próximos años. Foto: FB team Ineos

TEAM UAE: Fabio Aru, Sven Erik Bystsrom, Rui Costa, Sergio Henao, Alexander Kristoff, Vegard Stake Laengen, Dan Martin, Jasper Philipsen

Equipo que da un salto cualitativo importante respecto a años anteriores. El Team UAE presenta una alineación de guerrilleros. Aru y Martin deberían aspirar al podio o al menos a un decente Top 10. Kristoff tratará de imponer su punta de velocidad, mientras que Rui Costa o Sergio Henao buscarán alguna victoria de etapa. En lo personal muchas ganas de ver al jovencísimo Jasper Philipsen, corredor que para mí es una de las grandes promesas del ciclismo mundial.

TEAM DIMENSION DATA: Roman Kreuziger, Mark Cavendish, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Louis Mentjes, Julien Vermote, Bernhard Eisel, Ben King, Michael Valgren, Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg.

Nada fácil se presume el Tour para Dimension Data. Un equipo al que no le ha terminado de funcionar el fichaje de Mark Cavendish. El británico sigue con ganas de ampliar su palmarés en la mejor carrera del mundo pero lo cierto es que parece lejos del nivel de los mejores sprinters.  Boasson Hagem , Valgren y Kreuziger tratarán de “salvar” el tour al equipo.

LOTTO- SOUDAL: Thomas De Gendt, Tim Wellens, Tiesj Benoot, Roger Kluge, Maxime Monfort, Caleb Ewan, Jasper De Buyst, Jens Keukeleire.

Sería muy raro que el Lotto Soudal se marchara de vacío de este Tour. El equipo no trae a nadie para la general así que todos sus éxitos pasarán por encontrar un triunfo de etapa. Ewan se meterá en las llegadas masivas y el resto de corredores tratarán de encontrar su oportunidad en alguna fuga numerosa. Mucho ojo con Benoot, Wellens y De Gendt. No descarten a este último incluso para la clasificación general de la montaña.

JUMBO-VISMA: Dylan Groenewegem, Steven Kruiswijk, Wout Van Aert, Tony Martin, George Bennett, Laurens De Plus, Mike Teunissen, Amund Grondahl Jansen.

El equipo holandés partirá la carrera en dos frentes. Por un lado Dylan Groenewegen tratará de repetir en las llegadas masivas las victorias del año pasado, apoyado por hombres de su entorno de confianza, mientras que Bennett y especialmente Steven Kruiswijk lucharán por subir al podio en París. Wout Van Aert debuta en el Tour y muchas miradas estarán centradas en el corredor belga. Veremos cómo afronta las tres semanas de carrera. Ciclista que es pura dinamita!

GROUPAMA-FDJ: Thibaut Pinot, William Bonnet, Anthony Roux, Sebastien Reichenbach, Rudy Molard, David Gaudu, Stefan Kung, Mattheiu Ladagnous

El equipo galo deja a Demare en casa para afrontar la carrera con seriedad y con las concentración máxima en las etapas de montaña. Pinot es su mejor hombre pero mucho ojo con lo que pueda hacer el jovencísimo David Gaudu. Rudy Molard, o Reichenbach serán buenos escuderos en la montaña, mientras que Stefan Kung tratarán de emplearse al máximo en la segunda jornada para minimizar las pérdidas del equipo respeto al resto de favoritos.

DECEUNINCK- QUICK STEP: Julian Alaphilippe, Kasper Asgreen, Yves Lampaert, Dries Devenyns, Michael Morkov, Enric Mas, Max Richeze, Elia Viviani.

El Quick Step puede que no presente el súper equipazo de los últimos años. Jungels y Gilbert se quedan en casa pero entran Enric Mas y Viviani. Además Alaphilippe no para de crecer y todavía no conocemos su techo. El francés dio un recital el año pasado y en esta edición quiere más. Viviani sería muy raro que se fuera a casa de vacío y el Tour de 2019 también servirá para ver el esperado debut de Enric Mas en la mejor carrera por etapas del mundo.

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Alaphilipe pura dinamita y puro espectaculo. Foto: fb Deceuninck.- Quick Step

MITCHELTON-SCOTT: Adam Yates, Simon Yates, Luke Durbridge, Jack Haig, Michael Hepburn, Christopher Juul- Jensen, Daryl Impey, Matteo Trentin.

El Mitchelton Scott es otro bloque potentísimo que puede dinamitar la carrera en cualquier momento. Uno de los bloques más sólidos de la carrera y que junto a Ineos se presume como el gran favorito para la victoria en la segunda etapa. Los hermanos Yates llegan como líderes y aunque Adam llega algo más fresco, no descartaría para nada a su gemelo Simon. El italiano Trentin y el sudafricano Impey pueden dar también alguna alegría al equipo en grupos reducidos. Mucho interés en seguir viendo la evolución de un hombre como Jack Haig. Está por ver si este año puede ser el año de alguno de los Yates.

EDUCATION FIRST: Rigoberto Urán, Teejay Van Garderen, Alberto Bettiol, Lawson Craddock, Taylor Phinney, Michael Woods, Tom Scully,

Salto cualitativo importante el que da el Education First este año. Puede que esto llegue un poco tarde ya que los mejores años de Rigoberto Uran parecen haber pasado pero nunca es tarde para presentar un bloque unido y potente. El equipo además trae a corredores importante para la segunda etapa y buenos outsiders como Bettiol o Woods. Teejay Van Garderen parece camino de recuperar su mejor versión pero el americano siempre termina teniendo una mala jornada que condiciona sus aspiraciones a la clasificación general.

KATUSHA ALPECIN: Ilnur Zakarin, Jose Goncalves, Alex Dowsett, Marco Haller, Jens Debusschere, Nils Politt, Rick Zabel, Mads Wurtz Schmidt.

Al equipo Katusha lo ha dejado muy tocado la retirada de Marcel Kittel. El equipo ruso depositó mucho dinero y esperanzas en el fichaje del velocista alemán. Un fichaje que ha sido un verdadero fracaso y que ha dejado mermada la estructura competitiva del equipo. El equipo que presentan aquí es bastante flojo y más allá del siempre impredecible Ilnur Zakarin y de lo que pueda hacer Nils Politt, sus aspiraciones no pueden ser muy altas. Un equipo al que para ser World Tour le falta mucha calidad en su plantilla.

WANTY-GOBERT: Aimé De Gendt, Odd Christian Eiking, Guillaume Martin, Xandro Meurisse, Andrea Pasqualon, Frederik Backaert, Kevin Van Melsen, Yoann Offredo.

A buscar todas las fugas posibles. El Wanty Gobert no puede tener otro objetivo que el de dejarse ver. El equipo continental es bastante limitado y salvo Guillaume Martin ningún corredor está en condiciones de superar la montaña con relativa facilidad. Los belgas tratarán de aprovechar las primeras jornadas y la punta de velocidad de Pasqualon o Meurisse para filtrarse en algún top 10 parcial.

TREK – SEGAFREDO: Richie Porte, Bauke Mollema, Julien Bernard, Giuilio Ciccone, Koen De Kort, Fabio Felline, Toms Skujins, Jasper Stuyven.

Polémica entorno a la alineación del equipo Trek – Segafredo para este Tour de Francia 2019. El conjunto ha dejado fuera a John Degenkolb justificando que su principal interés es el de centrarse en la clasificación general con Richie Porte. No seré yo quien dude del gran talento del australiano pero me parece que el Trek Segafredo está cometiendo el mismo error que en su día cometió el BMC. Confiar en Richie Porte es complicado ya que si no es por las caídas es por una pájara, pero el bueno de Porte no ha vuelto al máximo nivel desde que dejo Sky.

COFIDIS: Jesús Herrada, Christophe Laporte, Nicolas Edet, Darwin Atapuma, Nacer Bouhanni, Julien Simon, Jesper Hansen, Julien Simon

Bouhanni y Laporte para las llegadas masivas y Jesús Herrada para la montaña. Cofidis trae a este Tour un equipo muy parecido al de los últimos años. Los franceses tienen plaza asegurada en el Tour y la verdad es que esto en ocasiones los lleva a relajarse. Atapuma es otro buen corredor que tienen en las piernas una etapa del Tour, Veremos si este puede ser el año el colombiano. Lo más importante dentro del equipo será controlar la tensión entre Bouhanni y Laporte ya que los dos “sprinters” del equipo no se llevan precisamente bien.

TOTAL- DIRECT ENERGIE: Niki Terprstra, Lilian Calmejane, Anthony Turgis, Adrien Petit, Damien Gaudin, Romain Sicard, Rein Taarame, Nicolo Bonifazio.

Primer tour sin Voeckler ni Chavanel. Al equipo francés no le queda ninguna de sus dos estandartes. Para ello tendrá que reinventarse. Por suerte el equipo cuenta con corredores de la talla de Terprstra o Calmejane que pueden aspirar tranquilamente a ganar una o varias etapas. Muchas ganas de ver también a Rein Taaramae, un corredor que prometía mucho en sus inicios en cofidis pero que no ha terminado de explotar. Bonifaccio y Petit serán sus hombres rápidos.

ARKEA SAMSIC: Warren Barguil, Andre Greipel, Brice Felliu, Anthony Delaplace,  Florian Vachon, Elie Gesbert, Maxime Bouet.

Equipo sin un rumbo claro. Barguil es el gran nombre del equipo y el ciclista que debe aportar visibilidad al equipo en las jornadas montañosas. El fichaje de Greipel no parece ser muy resultadista ya que al alemán le han pasado los años. Además Greipel estará prácticamente solo en el equipo así que tendrá que buscarse la vida. Algo que sin duda complica sus aspiraciones a conseguir un triunfo. En lo personal considero interesante de ver la evolución del joven Gesbert.

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Barguil otro eterno aspirante francés..

Favoritos y “outsiders”

La baja a última hora de Chris Froome y las dudas del estado físico de Geraint Thomas (actual defensor del título) dejan abierta la puerta a una de las ediciones más interesantes de los últimos años. Ineos (antiguo Sky) quiere seguir haciendo historia pero mucho me temo que no lo tendrá nada fácil. Egan Bernal parece llamado a dominar el ciclismo en los próximos años pero equipos como Movistar o Mitchelton harían bien en no desaprovechar la oportunidad de este año. Para mi Mikel Landa es uno de los grandes favoritos ya que difícilmente vuelva a encontrar un recorrido con tan poca contrarreloj. A Quintana también le empiezan a pasar los años y aunque sigue siendo joven tiene ante sí una grandísima oportunidad.

The nombres de Yates o Nibali también aparecen en las quinielas, mientras que Fuglsang, Richie Porte o Kruiswijk parecen estar en una segunda línea. La táctica de los equipos será fundamental en esta edición y todos los equipos tratarán de anticipar los movimientos. La edición del Tour de Francia 2019 se avecina como una auténtica partida de ajedrez.

Los espectadores esperamos ver espectáculo y que la contrarreloj por equipos del segundo día no condicione la dinámica atacante de la carrera.

Otros nombres que aspiran al podio o a la lucha por entrar en el Top 10 son los de Pinot, Bardet, Bennett, Urán, Dan Martin, Fabio Aru o Bauke Mollema.

Por otro lado corredores con la clase de Valverde, Van Avermaet, Schachman, Alaphilipe, Wellens o De Gendt saldrán en busca de uno o varios triunfos parciales.

En lo que a las llegadas masivas ser refiere todos anticipamos una buena guerra entre Viviani, Groenewegen, Sagan y Ewan. En un segundo escalón tendremos a los Kristoff, Matthews o Cavendish.

TV, horarios y dónde ver Tour de Francia 2019

Todos aquellos que quieran ver el Tour de Francia 2019 en directo podrán hacerlo en abierto un año más a través de RTVE. Teledeporte y la 1 serán los canales de TV oficiales en los que se podrá seguir la cobertura de la carrera. Eurosport también ofrecerá el Tour de Francia a través de su canal de pago.

A excepción de las jornadas de descanso la televisión pública española ofrecerá todos los días el final de etapa. Además algunas etapas se podrán ver también de forma íntegra, así que te recomiendo que estés atento a la programación de RTVE. El horario de las etapas será algo variado pero como norma general la conexión se producirá antes de las 3 de la tarde y el final de etapa antes de la 5. También podrás seguir el Tour de Francia en streaming a través de la web de RTVE.

Para horarios más concretos te recomiendo que visualices el libro de ruta del Tour de Francia 2019 con todos los detalles y los horarios previstos de paso.

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