2019 Tour de France

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The 2019 Tour de France was the 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.wikipedia
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Egan Bernal

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The overall general classification was won by Egan Bernal of. The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.
He won the 2019 Tour de France, becoming the first Latin American winner of the race.

Steven Kruijswijk

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His teammate and 2018 Tour winner Geraint Thomas finished second while Steven Kruijswijk came in third. The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.
He reached the podium for the first time in a Grand Tour when he placed 3rd overall in the 2019 Tour de France finishing a mere 1:31 behind the Yellow Jersey.

Mike Teunissen

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Kruijswijk's teammate Mike Teunissen won stage 1's bunch sprint to take the first yellow of the Tour.
In July 2019, Teunissen won the opening stage of the 2019 Tour de France, winning the Yellow Jersey in the process.

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The 2019 Tour de France was the 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

Peter Sagan

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The points classification was won by 's Peter Sagan for a record seventh time, with Romain Bardet of winning the mountains classification.
After having become the first rider to win the points classification of the Tour de France on his first five attempts, he went on to win it a record seven times, in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Jasper Philipsen

The average age of riders in the race was 29.71 years, ranging from the 21-year-old Jasper Philipsen to the 39-year-old Lars Bak.
In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.

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The 2019 Tour de France was the 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.
Five riders have won both the young rider classification and the general classification in the same year: Laurent Fignon (1983), Jan Ullrich (1997), Alberto Contador (2007), Andy Schleck (2010), and Egan Bernal (2019).

Giulio Ciccone

He lost the yellow jersey after the sixth stage to Giulio Ciccone who was the highest placed rider of a breakaway group which finished ahead of the peloton (main group).
After this, Ciccone was named in the startlist for the Tour de France.

Young rider classification in the Tour de France

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Bernal also won the young rider classification.
On five occasions a cyclist has won the young rider classification and the general classification — Fignon in 1983, Ullrich in 1997, Contador in 2007, Schleck in 2010 and Bernal in 2019.

Emanuel Buchmann

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Other riders expected to do well in the general classification, or in some cases being dark horses, were Emanuel Buchmann, Dan Martin, Enric Mas, Richie Porte, Rigoberto Urán and Tejay van Garderen (both ), Alejandro Valverde and Ilnur Zakarin.
He has competed in the Tour de France four times, finishing fourth in 2019, and twice in the Vuelta a España, in 2017 and 2018.

Julian Alaphilippe

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Julian Alaphilippe of took the lead of the race following his victory of stage 3. Other riders believed to be possible contenders for the green jersey were Julian Alaphilippe, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Alexander Kristoff and Wout van Aert.
Alaphilippe won the third stage of the Tour de France on July 8th, simultaneously earning himself the yellow jersey.

Caleb Ewan

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Caleb Ewan of won the most stages, with three. The riders thought to be Sagan's biggest rivals were Caleb Ewan, Dylan Groenewegen, Michael Matthews and Elia Viviani.
In July 2019, he participated in the 2019 Tour de France, and in Stage 11 he beat Dylan Groenewegen in a tight sprint finish in Toulouse.

Dylan Groenewegen

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The riders thought to be Sagan's biggest rivals were Caleb Ewan, Dylan Groenewegen, Michael Matthews and Elia Viviani.
Groenwegen won stage 7 of the Tour de France, the longest stage in the tour at 230 km finishing in Chalon-sur-Saone.

Wout van Aert

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Other riders believed to be possible contenders for the green jersey were Julian Alaphilippe, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Alexander Kristoff and Wout van Aert.
In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.

Adam Yates (cyclist)

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The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.
Yates was again the team leader for at the Tour de France, supported by his brother, but he repeated his 29th place finish from the previous year.

2019 Tour de France, Stage 1 to Stage 11

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Geraint Thomas

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His teammate and 2018 Tour winner Geraint Thomas finished second while Steven Kruijswijk came in third.

Eddy Merckx

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The opening stages of the Tour (known as the Grand Départ) were held in Brussels in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win of Eddy Merckx.
The Grand Départ for the 2019 Tour de France was held in Brussels, Belgium to honor Merckx's first Tour de France win in 1969.

Enric Mas

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Other riders expected to do well in the general classification, or in some cases being dark horses, were Emanuel Buchmann, Dan Martin, Enric Mas, Richie Porte, Rigoberto Urán and Tejay van Garderen (both ), Alejandro Valverde and Ilnur Zakarin.
In July 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Tour de France.

Thibaut Pinot

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The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.
Pinot competed in the 2019 Tour de France.

Romain Bardet

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The points classification was won by 's Peter Sagan for a record seventh time, with Romain Bardet of winning the mountains classification. The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.

2019 Critérium du Dauphiné

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Froome was ruled out of the race after a crash in the month before the Tour at the Critérium du Dauphiné.
Team principal Dave Brailsford later confirmed that Froome would miss the rest of the race, and the 2019 Tour de France.

2019 Tour de France, Stage 12 to Stage 21

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List of Tour de France Grands Départs

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The opening stages of the Tour (known as the Grand Départ) were held in Brussels in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win of Eddy Merckx.

Jakob Fuglsang

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The riders regarded as favourites for winning the general classification besides Thomas were Romain Bardet, Egan Bernal, Jakob Fuglsang, Steven Kruijswijk, Mikel Landa, Vincenzo Nibali, Thibaut Pinot, Nairo Quintana, and Adam Yates.