Stage 20 of the Tour de France could be shortened by a further 11km amid uncertain weather conditions

It was touch and go this morning whether the penultimate stage of the 2019 Tour would go ahead at all

Egan Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France (Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Stage 20 of the Tour de France 2019 could be shortened by a further 11km as the race continues to battle with poor weather over the final two Alpine stages.

The planned parcours has already been reduced from the original 130km route to just 59km due to "difficult weather conditions" including the threat of further landslides along the original route after race director Christian Prudhomme had said three had occurred already.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.