Tour de France 2019 route analysis: A climber's paradise

The low level of time trial kilometres and high mountain finishes mean a pure climber could flourish in the 2019 Tour

Nairo Quintana on stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Two things usually jump out upon first glance of a Grand Tour route - the total number of mountain top finishes, and how much time trialling there will be.

The answers to both in regards to the 2019 Tour de France route (five of the former, 27km of the latter) indicates pretty firmly that this will be a race for the climbers.

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