'People are going to be talking about the winner, not the landslide': Peloton say weather won't dampen electrifying Tour de France

Landslides caused by heavy rainfall have marred the final two mountain days of this year's Tour, but riders say whoever wins will still deserve the yellow jersey

Egan Bernal ahead of stage 20 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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The shortening of the final Alpine stages of the 2019 Tour de France should not lessen the victory of the eventual winner, according to the riders in this year's peloton.

Organisers cut stage 19 by 37.5km, including the summit finish to Tignes, and stage 20 by 70.5km – both due to local heavy rain and landslides.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.