Who will win the Tour?

After the failure of four-time Tour winner Chris Froome (34) are two names in the centre: Geraint Thomas (33) and Egan Bernal (22). Because of the calm veteran from Wales, title holder, and beer-lovers. There, the child Prodigy from Colombia, at 2800 meters of altitude raised, the last winner of the Tour de Suisse. Explosive: you go both in a Team Ineos (formerly Sky). Who will help who? Prior to the Tour Start, you are not (yet) equal. But that will arrive after the first mountain (6. Stage) probably going to change. The greatest Challenger of the Two, Jakob Fuglsang (34) is: The Dane was in a Grand Tour has never been on the podium, but won the last of the Dauphiné. More Challenger Vincenzo Nibali (34, It), Adam Yates (26, Gb) and Thibaut Pinot (29, Fr).

What is tearing the Swiss?

Only four of the confederates at the Start. Cords they are little tear – at least not in terms of wins or the overall classification. The hope of a stage win is always there, but it is small. After all, The Swiss AIDS are are all. Stefan Küng (25) and Sébastien Reichenbach (30) from Team Groupama-FDJ work for Thibaut Pinot. Küng has a special task. “The team time, I am driving the locomotive,” the Thurgau. This is already on the second Tour day. Küng as one of the Top time trialists will be the key man in the team. Also crucial could be Mathias Frank (32) and for Romain Bardet (28), the Leader of the team AG2R. Frank to pave in the Pyrenees and Alps, the path to success. Ultimately, scooter, Michael Schär (32) is still Super. He will try, especially in the hilly stages to keep his boss, Greg van Avermaet (34, Be) from the remote Wind. The goal of his (so far rather unsuccessful) Teams in the CCC stage wins are.

Which the most egregious are the stages?

Certainly those in the last of the three weeks of touring. As it goes high, the majority of the total of seven mountain stages are on the program. First of all, it is in the Pyrenees, then the Alps. This time, the popular climbs to Alpe d’huez and Mont Ventoux are missing. Wants to be a hot nothing. Because: Whether or not the Galibier, Tourmalet or the Iseran pass – there are enough mythical, pop be driven hard passes.

Why there are so few time trial kilometers?

drive the 27.6-Kilometer team time (2. Stage) and 27.2 kilometers of one-time travel (13. Stage). For the specialists in the fight against the clock the Tour de Francen offering this year is a lean program. Why? Obviously you want to protect Bardet the Locals, Thibaut Pinot and Romain. Because: they are not time driver. Whether it is enough for the first French overall winner since Bernard Hinault in 1985, is still questionable.

Why the start of the Tour de France in Brussels?

in honor of the biggest wheel-the professionals of the history, Eddy Merckx (73). The Belgian ‘cannibal’ won the Tour five Times (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974) and is Second to none for the Maillot Jaune, the yellow leader’s Jersey. This is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Birthday.

Where could see the Swiss Cycling Fan, the Tour on the spot?

The direction of travel of the “Grande Boucle” is this year almost linearly from North to South, and the West of France is not taken into account. Especially interesting for the Swiss Fans: The Tour entourage travels through Alsace and a guest in the Vosges mountains, it is so in Switzerland-close to you. 10. July would be worth a trip to Colmar. The beautiful Alsatian town is the destination of the 5. Stage and from Basel in less than an hour’s drive away. More spectacle, it is likely the next day (11. July) with the Final climb up to La Planche des Belles Filles type. The arrival is located “only” at 1139 meters above sea level, but here, the Tour will feel favourites for the first time properly on the Tooth.

what is the average Tour rider?

22 Teams of 8 riders: Makes 176 athletes. You take the average, the typical Tour driver the following profile: 29,7 years, 1.81 m, 68.9 kg. The Youngest in the field, Jasper Philipsen (Be) is the way of 21 years and 126 days. The Oldest: Lars Ytting Bak (Dä), he is 39 years and 171 days old.

Which TV channel provides what?

Who wants to miss any second of the Tour, turn on Eurosport, the transmitter transmits everything in full length. Expertise is in Abundance. Karsten Migels (commentator) and Jean-Claude Leclercq (expert) are a well-oiled Team, and Andreas Schulz, complementing the Transmission of information to the country and its people. On the ARD, there are also a lot of Background, and the transmitter transmits, but often only the final (often only from 16:00). Usually around 15:00 and the Swiss television a increases, however, Marco fields, and Claude Jaggi comment, David Loosli and Sven Montgomery are the experts.

This is the stage plan of 2019 1. Stage | Saturday, 6. July: Brussels – Brussels (194.5 km)2. Stage | Sunday, 7. July: Brussels – Brussels (TZF) (27.6 km)3. Stage | Monday, May 8. July: Binche – Epernay (215,0 km)4. Stage | Tuesday, May 9. July: Reims – Nancy (213.5 km)5. Stage | Wednesday, 10. July: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar (175,5 km)6. Stage | Thursday, 11. July: Mulhouse – Planche des Belles filles (160,5 km)7. Stage | Friday, 12. July: Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône (230,0 km)8. Stage | Saturday, 13. July: Mâcon – Saint-Étienne (200,0 km)9. Stage | Sunday, 14. July: Saint-Étienne – Brioude (170,5 km)10. Stage | Monday, 15. July: Saint-Flour – Albi (217,5 miles)
day of rest | Tuesday, December 16. July: Albi11. Stage | Wednesday, 17. July: Albi – Toulouse (167,0 km)12. Stage | Thursday, 18. July: Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre (209,5 km)13. Stage | Friday, July 19. July: Pau – Pau (EZF) (27.2 km)14. Stage | Saturday, 20. July: Pau – Col du Tourmalet (117.5 km)15. Stage | Sunday, 21. July: Limoux – Foix Prat d’Albis (185,0 km)
rest day | Monday, 22. July: Nîmes16. Stage | Tuesday, 23. July: Nîmes – Nîmes (177,0 km)17. Stage | Wednesday, 24. July: Pont du Gard – Cap (200,0 km)18. Stage | Thursday, 25. July: Embrun – Valloire (208,0 km)19. Stage | Friday, 26. July: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Tignes (126.5 km)20. Stage | Saturday, 27. July: Albertville – Val Thorens (130,0 km)21. Stage | Sunday, 28. July: Rambouillet – Paris (128,0 km)