two riders in front, the gap under a minute… Follow the 19th stage

More festive since the eleventh stage, the sprinters are expected on Friday in Poligny.



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The Tour de France peloton during stage 19, between Moirans-en-Montagne and Poligny, July 21, 2023. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP)

More than three steps. The Tour de France is entering the finishing straight. On Friday July 21, the group left from Moirans-en-Montagne and took the direction of Poligny. Over a bumpy but not insurmountable course of 172.8km, teams with an ambitious sprinter will have toHeart to wash away yesterday’s snub. Kasper Asgreen’s surprise victory in Bourg-en-Bresse left a bad taste in the mouths of Jasper Philipsen and the rest of the pack, who were starving after six days of refuge in the Alps.

But they will have to be more vigilant. Even if only two listed climbs await them, the coast of the Bois de Lionge (1.9 km at 5.8%) at the start of the race and that of Ivory (2.3 km at 6.2%) about thirty km from the finish, they will be offered a few flat meters before the final part. An attrition match could be born to chase away the least resistant sprinters or simply the most tired.

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