2014 Tour de France: Stage 19 Preview – Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac

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Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour to Bergerac
Friday, July 25th / 208.5 km / Flat Flat Stage

A long, flat day in the saddle looks perfect for a sprint finish — or a successful breakaway. You just never know, especially at this late stage of the race. And that is magnificent beauty of the Tour de France. The head says the fast men will duke it out at the finish. But the heart wants to see a lone survivor gut his way to a dramatic solo win.

Our pick: At the start of the race, we tabbed wily old man Chris Horner, who has just enough smarts and TT skills to make a breakaway stick. But the Lampre-Merida rider did too much in the Pyrenees, so we’re switching our pick to Cannondale’s Peter Sagan, who after locking up the green jersey will finally get a stage win to go along with his handful of second place finishes.

STAGE MAP

Stage 19 Map

STAGE 19 RESULTS

1. Ramunas Navardauskas (LIT)
2. John Degenkolb (GER)
3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR)
4. Mark Renshaw (AUS)
5. Daniele Bennati (ITA)
6. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA)
7. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA)
8. Julien Simon (FRA)
9. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)
10. Jurgen Roelandts (BEL)

TEAM

Garmin-Sharp
Giant-Shimano
Katusha
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Tinkoff-Saxo
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
AG2R La Mondiale
Cofidis
Belkin Pro Cycling
Lotto-Belisol

TIME

04h 43′ 41”
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GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 19

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
3. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
4. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA)
5. Romain Bardet (FRA)
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
7. Bauke Mollema (NED)
8. Laurens Ten Dam (NED)
9. Leopold Konig (CZE)
10. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (ESP)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
FDJ.fr
Ag2r La Mondiale
Movistar Team
Ag2r La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
Belkin Pro Cycling
Belkin Pro Cycling
Netapp-Endura
Trek Factory Racing

TIME

85h 29′ 26”
@ 07′ 10”
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@ 09′ 27”
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@ 14′ 37”
@ 16′ 25”

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