Tour de France: Stage 19

A chance for a GC reshuffle?

This stage could be viewed as a transition between two great setpieces. There are five passes on the menu and they ensure that whoever wins today will have to work extremely hard for it. The road climbs almost from the off. A group of hopefuls are sure to try their luck on the Glandon, which leads almost immediately onto the Madeleine, which averages almost eight per cent for 20km. These climbs may not trouble anyone at the top of the classification because they come so early on what is a long day in the mountains but the toll they take will become evident later on.

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