Stage 19

Friday July 26 2019 - Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes - 123 km Mountain Finish

The highest road pass in the Alps will be on top of the Col de l'Iseran.

The journey through the Alps continues with a dynamic stage that will take the riders to the summit of the 2019 Tour at the Col de l’Iseran (2 770m) that will only be reached for the eighth time in the history of the Tour and the second time by its south side which is the toughest one. It is precisely when going up towards the highest road pass in Europe that Louison Bobet had bid farewell to the Tour in 1959 but also where Claudio Chiappucci took off before winning in Sestrières in 1992.

The peloton passes over the summit of the Col de L'Iseran, whose summit sits at an impressive 2,770m altitude, at the 85km mark with 13km of climbing before a descent into a steep valley. The peloton will then swing past the Tignes dam and start a 7.5km climb before a final, flat kilometre rounds out the stage in the thin mountain air.