Here's who holds the Strava KoMs on the toughest climbs of the Tour de France 2019

The Tourmalet summit finish in particular provides a very valuable prize for whoever is able to take the stage win

Warren Barguil on stage 17 of the Tour de France 2017 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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The Tour de France 2019 is looking to be one of the most open in years, with Chris Froome (Team Ineos) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) missing the race through injury.

Of course, Ineos will still be strong with two potential winners, defending champion Geraint Thomas and the young Colombian Egan Bernal, whilst Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Mikel Landa (Movistar) will also be supported by strong teams.

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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.