'You've got to make sure everyone's alright': Dave Brailsford agrees with Tour stage 19 cancellation

The Ineos boss said he was both happy with how the day had gone but also concerned for the safety of riders and fans

Dave Brailsford at the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Dave Brailsford has said that safety precautions are more important than bike racing, the Team Ineos boss seeming to acknowledge the decision to stop stage 19 of the Tour de France 2019 was the correct one.

The race was stopped on the descent of the l'Iseran, due to a freak hailstorm and a landslide blocking parts of the route and endangering riders.

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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).

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