Lourdes to Laruns

Stage 19 / Friday, July 27th

For the pure climber GC riders Stage 19 will be the last chance to try to put much needed time gaps on more powerful riders before going into the Stage 20 individual time trial. With a C1 Climb and two HC climbs there is more overall elevation gain on this stage than any other in 2018, however the gradients are not overly steep and whichever team is defending the yellow jersey will be quick to try to shut moves down. That being said the run in to the finish is technical and we have seen Froome take advantage of these situations in the past even to add just a little bit of time going into the ITT. The stage sets up well for a long range solo attack or small group break away victory. The final climb features a series of climbs and technical descents with the steepest sections at the beginning. An attack 7 km into the final climb and smart pacing through the remainder of the climb could set a rider up for a stage victory if they are willing to take some risks on the 20 km descent to the finish. Get additional Data-Driven Coverage of the Tour on TrainingPeaks.

Stage Analysis

For this stage the peloton was modeled as a single entity using the typical pulling power exhibited by riders at the front of the main group. See how you would do on the famous climbs by zooming in and adjusting weight and power to match your numbers.