Tour de France 2021: Stage 19 highlights - Video

Matej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) secured a solo victory on stage 19 at the Tour de France. The Slovenian champion attacked the day's breakaway with 25km to go to take his second stage win at the Grand Tour, this time nearly a minute ahead of runner-up Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) and third-placed Casper Pedersen (DSM).

Now out of the high mountains, stage 19's 207km from Mourenx to Libourne had the potential for Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-QuickStep) to secure another victory. However, it wasn't meant to be for the sprinters, as a breakaway of six riders that later expanded to 20 succeeded to the finish line in Libourne.

Attacks came from the breakaway with 44km to go and out front remained Mohorič, Laporte, Pedersen, Nils Pollitt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies), Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels p/b KTM), Georg Zimmerman (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert), Michael Valgren (EF Education-Nippo), and the Trek-Segafredo duo of Jasper Stuyven and Edward Theuns.

Mohorič made his winning attack over a small climb with 25km to go and what  started as a small gap flourished into nearly a minute over his chasers as he soloed into Libourne with his second stage win at this year's Tour de France.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished safely in the main field at 20 minutes behind Mohorič but retained his commanding lead in the overall classification ahead of the stage 20 individual time trial from Libourne to Saint-Emilion on Saturday.

Watch how stage 19 unfolded in the video highlights above.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Cyclingnews is the world's leader in English-language coverage of professional cycling. Started in 1995 by University of Newcastle professor Bill Mitchell, the site was one of the first to provide breaking news and results over the internet in English. The site was purchased by Knapp Communications in 1999, and owner Gerard Knapp built it into the definitive voice of pro cycling. Since then, major publishing house Future PLC has owned the site and expanded it to include top features, news, results, photos and tech reporting. The site continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative English voice in professional cycling.