2019 Tour de France: Stage 9 preview

Stage 9: Saint-Étienne – Brioude
Date: July 14, 2019
Distance: 170.5 km
Stage type: Hilly

Today's stage is the biggest indication so far that Christian Prudhomme and his route-plotting team have designed this race with Romain Bardet at the centre of their thoughts, although there are far more significant ones not far too ahead. It's Bastille Day and for the first time ever the Tour will be finishing in Brioude, the Ag2r leader's home town.

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