Tour de France stage 19 stopped at top of Col de l'Iseran due to freak hailstorm and landslide

Riders were on the descent, heading towards icy roads, when the race was neutralised

Egan Bernal and Christian Prudhomme after stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 was stopped (Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 has been stopped before the planned end due to a freak hailstorm on the Col de l'Iseran, making the descent too treacherous, with reports of a landslide on the route also coming in.

Race radio initially said the race had been neutralised on the descent with news later filtering through that the remainder of the stage was cancelled, with finish times taken at the top of the l'Iseran.

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