2019 Tour de France: Stage 20 preview

Stage 20: Albertville-Val Thorens
Date: July 27, 2019
Distance: 130 km
Stage type: Mountain

A quarter of a century has passed since the Tour last raced up the 33.4km climb to Val Thorens, Europe's highest ski resort. In the final days of the 1994 edition, Latvia's Piotr Ugrumov suffered a memorable mugging at the hands of Nelson Rodríguez. Call it good tactics or bad form, but the Colombian sat on Ugrumov's wheel all the way to the summit and then jumped him to claim his only professional victory in Europe.

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