On stage 13, the 100th birthday of the yellow jersey, it's the first individual time trial of the race - 27km at Pau
The only individual time-trial of the 2019 Tour will take place in Pau that has already welcomed two time-trials in the past: in 1939 (victory of Swiss Karl Litschi) and in 1981 (victory of Bernard Hinault). A powerful all-rounder, comfortable when the road rises could, like Hinault, seize the opportunity to capture the Yellow Jersey. A very special collector’s jersey that day marking the 100th anniversary of the Yellow Jersey.
"It's on rolling terrain with a seven percent gradient hill, not as tough as the one last year, though," says race planner Thierry Gouvenou.