The Tour de France this year has no clear favourite – the most important Cycling race in the world is as open as already long not more. Outsider and insider favorites are sensing their Chance. These circumstances promise that the 106. The output of the wheel play a very exciting sporting event could be.

The Tour de France is considered the most important Cycling race in the world. The tour has been held since 1903. Only during the two world wars was waived on the host. 2019, the Tour de France to 106. Time held. If the starting gun at 6. July in Brussels, will measure the driver on the 21 stages against each other. The finish is traditionally held in the French capital, Paris. Apart from the first two stages in and around Brussels, as well as the first section of the third stage is the field exclusively in France.

Tour de Francce In 2019: How many stages are dangers?

dangers In the rule 21 stages in the Tour de France. During the first years of the Start and finish were in Paris or in the vicinity of the French capital. This has changed in the meantime. Today, it is so that only the last stage ending in Paris. There it goes for the athletes in a traditional way via the Champs Elysees.

The Start, as the Grand Départ referred to, is held abroad. So, too, in 2019. This year, the Tour de France starts on Saturday 6. July, in the Belgian capital of Brussels. In 2017, the Tour in Düsseldorf began. In the coming year, the Tour starts in nice. In the year after a country has not, however, receive the award, which is a neighboring country of France. 2023 will fall in Denmark was the starting shot for the Tour.

On the 21 stages of the year 2019, the drivers cover a total distance of around 3,450 kilometers. This corresponds to an average stage length of about 165 kilometers. Also in this year, all the stages will be broadcast live on Free TV.

+ Brussels has already prepared for the Grand Départ.© dpa / Nicolas Maeterlinck’s tour de France in 2019: How long is the trail?

Zum 50. Anniversary of the first Tour victory of the Belgian Eddy Merckx and the Grand will be held Départ this year in Brussels. To apply as a starting point of the Tour de France, incidentally, is not a cheap sub. As the Grand Départ in 2017 has taken place in Düsseldorf, Germany, cost the city of eleven million euros.






6. July

Brussels – Brussels (194 km)

flat stage


7. July

Brussels – Brussels (27 km)

team time trial


8. July

Binche – Epernay (214 km)



9. July

Reims – Nancy (215 km)

flat stage


10. July

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges – Colmar (169 km)



11. July

Mulhouse – Planche des Belles Filles (157 km)



12. July

Belfort – Chalon-sur-Saône (230 km)

flat stage


13. July

Mâcon – Saint-Étienne (199 km)



14. July

Saint-Étienne – Brioude (170 km)



15. July

Saint-Flour – Albi (218 km)

flat stage

rest day


17. July

Albi – Toulouse (167 km)

flat stage


18. July

Toulouse – Bagnères-de-Bigorre (202 km)

the mountains


19. July

Pau – Pau (27 km)

time trial


20. July

Tarbes – Col du Tourmalet (202 km)

the mountains


21. July

Limoux – Foix (185 km)

the mountains

rest day


23. July

Nîmes – Nîmes (177 km)

flat tape


24. July

the Pont du Gard Cap (206 km)



25. July

Embrun – Valloire (207 km)

the mountains


26. July

Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – Tignes (123 km)

the mountains


27. July

Albertville – Val Thorens (131 km)

the mountains


28. July

Rambouillet – Paris (127 km)

flat stage

mountain stages In the final stage of the Tour de France often in the Pyrenees on the program. This year the riders will have to climb up, among other things, the 2.114-metre-high Col du Tourmalet. He was so far 80 Times part of the Tour de France. This year, three target sites are located at over 2,000 meters in height.

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Tour de France 2019: How many of the participants travel?

participate Also in this year, 22 Cycling team will be back on the Tour de France. 18 Teams are qualified as a participant in the UCI World Tour automatically. You will be referred to as a UCI World team. In addition, the organizer invites 4 UCI Professional Continental Teams. These Teams bring the 176 participants at the Start. Each Team brings 8 riders to the Start.

Not all of the participants, the goal in Paris is after the three-week tour. In recent years, the Finis was here ratio in 82 to 87 percent.

record of the year was 1919. At the time, only 10 of the 69 starters the goal. With a good 24 km/h, the average speed of the winner was so low as in the case of any other edition of the Tour de France. 2018, the average speed of the winner, Geraint Thomas (great Britain) 40.2 km/h.

Tour de France 2019: How much money does the winner gets? + Geraint Thomas has won 2018, the Tour de France.© Pool, Stephane Mantey/BELGA/dpa

The prize money for the winner of the Tour de France amounted to 2018 500,000 euros. The runner-up received € 200,000. The third place earned at least 100,000 euros. A total of almost 2.3 million Euro have been distributed in the past year in prize money. Finally, it is also available for day-to-day and special assessments in addition to the prize money. Mirror Online has calculated that last year’s winner Geraint Thomas has received 542.540 euros in prize money. In terms of time spent on the bike, corresponds to an hourly wage of 6514 Euro. In addition to the prize money, the driver get salaries from their Teams.

Tour de France 2019: What are the rules?

this is The simplest rule: The participants must cover the distance set on the wheel. The driver who achieves this the fastest, wins the stage. The times of the driver are combined in a group. This means that the first rider of a group will be listed with the same time as the last rider in a group.

The total time of all completed stages, including time bonuses for the first three riders of a stage determines the order and the distances in the standings. In addition, there are ratings for the Sprinter, climber, young rider and teams.

In the rule book is set out, inter alia, that the maximum distance of a stage, may be up to 240 kilometers. In addition, the average stage length must not exceed the limit of 180 kilometers.

For some time, all participants are required to wear a helmet.

Tour de France 2019: what are doping controls?

increasingly In the past few years have been cases of doping in the Cycling public. The Tour de France was affected. The four-times Tour winner Christopher Froome of doping rumors keep. Of the organizers, he says 2018 is actually participating in the Tour de France. After the Cycling world governing body imposed no barrier against Froome, withdrew the organizer ASO the lock.

Mandatory doping controls of the daily winners and the overall leader after each stage. In addition, some drivers are determined randomly, the need to serve a doping control. Who remains spared, is still not safe from the inspectors. All participants must contend with unannounced inspections. According to the German radio, there are per Tour day for an average of eight anti-doping tests, in which urine and blood samples are taken.

one of The most prominent doping offenders, Lance Armstrong, has won between 1999 and 2005, seven Times the Tour de France. The successes have been revoked in the meantime.

+ The main jerseys in the Tour de France are dotted, yellow, and green.© Reuters / Christophe EnaTour-de-France to 2019: What the Jersey colors mean?

In the Tour de France in 2019, there are six different ratings. The Leading a race-wearing a Jersey in a particular colour, so that it is recognisable as such.

There are the following shirts:

Yellow Jersey: the leader of The General classification wears the yellow Jersey. It is the oldest Jersey was introduced in 1919. It celebrates this year its 100. Birthday. Green Jersey: Unofficially, the green Jersey is referred to as the sprint Jersey. Officially it is intended for the Leading in the “points standings“. Points the participants receive both for a good performance during the sprint sections, as well as for a good stage result. The green Jersey is awarded since 1953, at the Leading in the points standings. Polka-dot Jersey: The leader of the mountain classification will receive the polka-dot Jersey. It is white with red dots. The number of points awarded for the rating is dependent on the level of difficulty of the climb. The polka-dot Jersey is awarded since 1975. White Jersey: The best participant in the overall standings under the age of 25 receives the white Jersey. This Jersey was first awarded in 1975. Red back number: Not a Jersey, but a special number for the attack funniest driver. An eight-member jury decides who is allowed to carry on to the following stage, the red back number. The red back number was introduced in 2003. A yellow number means: The yellow back number, the driver of the best Teams. To determine the times of the three best are added-placed driver. The yellow number is awarded since 2006. Since the introduction of the helmet obligation is allowed, the leading Team to wear yellow helmets.Tour de France 2019: What rituals are there?

The different colored detection mark are among the rituals of the Tour de France. In addition, there are a few other symbols and behaviors that have become established over time. One is that the lead is not attacked in the standings on the last stage. The last stage is supposed to be the leader for a lap of honour. Only in 1947, Jean Robic was not to this code of honor. In addition, it has established itself as a Ritual that the Team of the Leading supplies in the last kilometers with sparkling wine glasses and their contents. You will encounter before crossing the finish line.

+ On the last leg of the athlete to encounter traditionally.© Pool Tim De Waele/BELGA/dpaTour-de-France to 2019: Who is the organizer?

The Tour de France was set up by the sports newspaper L’auto to life. They hoped thereby increasing the popularity. Today the Amaury sports Organisation (ASO) organises the Tour de France. The company is specialized in the organization of major sporting events. It is, among other things, the Paris Marathon, the Dakar rally and riding from is tournaments. A focus on the organization of a bike race is. Including the one-day race Paris-Roubaid, La Flèche Wallonne (Belgium) and the tour of Spain, Vuelta a Espana are.

Tour de France 2019: Who are the favorites?

In the field of participants of the Tour de France in 2019, the Top Stars were already far in advance. As long as there are no unforeseen events, you will determine the course of the Tour.

Chris Froome has been traded in the run-up to a long time as a favorite, after all, he has won several times already the Tour de France. No longer will a repetition of his success, but this year. Froome suffered in June during a training accident, severe broken bones. He had emergency surgery for several hours. A few days after the Crash, he was combative. Froome said that he was on the way to recovery.

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So that Froomes team-mate Geraint Thomas from Sky team this year as one of the most promising candidates for the overall victory. Thomas was able to play in 2018 in the second Tour-half its Strengths. On the eleventh stage, he took the lead and was able to keep the yellow Jersey until the finish in Paris.

Also Vicenzo Nibali may be counted to the circle of favorites. The Italian won the Tour in 2014 and was the second place at the Giro d’italia this year, his potential evidence. The tour of Italy has won the young Ecuadorians Richard Carapaz to participate this year for the first Time on the Tour. In the Movistar team, he has held no leadership role. His team-mate Nairo Quintana stressed that the role of the captain had already been.

Tour de France 2019: Who are the German drivers are?

From Germany eight athletes should go to the Start. These are the most promising German candidate for the Tour:

Tony Martin will graduate this year, his eleventh Tour participation. In 2015, he was lying on a promising Position – he went three days in the yellow Jersey before he crashed. Last year he suffered in a mass crash a vertebral fracture.

André Greipel since 2011 in the Tour at the Start. At his first participation, he was able to achieve a stage win. 2018 ended Greipel at the Tour on the twelfth stage. He had previously been of a the other participants in the attack.

+ The major successes of his Erik Zabel experienced Rick Zabel as a child. Today, he is Tour participants.© dpa / Oliver Berg

Rick Zabel, son of former Sprint Stars Erik Zabel will attend this year for the first Time at the tour de France this year. Erik Zabel won from 1996 to 2011, six times in a row, the points classification at the Tour.

Other Starters from Germany, Nikias Arndt, Lennard Kämna, Nils Politt, Emanuel Buchmann and Roger Kluge are:.

Tour de France 2019: How expensive a bike?

In the case of bicycles, although it is professional Equipment. This does not mean, however, that the wheels are only built for the professionals. Ultimately, it is to sports equipment that are commercially available. According to the rules of the Cycling world Federation of the wheels will need to bring a minimum of 6.8 kg on the scale. You have 2×10 or 2×11 gears. The price range for the wheels is between 6,500 and 13,000 euros.

Tour de France 2019: How much food and drink to the driver?

participants will be provided during the stages with food and drinks. Each Team is allowed to use during the travel with two escort vehicles, which supply the participants. In addition, there are established zones in which the athlete food bag. This must be approved by the organizers. The bags obtained according to the sports specific nutrition in the Form of energy bars and Energiegels. In addition, conventional energy suppliers, such as cakes or bread rolls with jam and cheese in the bags. Their liquid reserves to replenish, drink athlete water and Isodrinks. Per hour they take up about a Liter of liquid. In the case of heavy mountain stages, it can be up to ten litres of the drink to the cyclists. Then you will burn up to 10,000 calories.



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