'Difficult weather' forces Tour de France to shorten stage 20 to just 59km

The route has been shortened from 130km, with warnings issued concerning potential landslides on the route

Egan Bernal on stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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The Tour de France have decided to shorten stage 20 from the originally planned 130km to just 59km, due to "difficult weather conditions" including the threat of landslides along the planned route.

Only the HC ascent of Val Thorens will remain in terms of jersey classification points, with King of the Mountains points available at the top of the summit finish.

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