Tour de France 2019 Stage 20 Highlights: Albertville – Val Thorens Summit Finish

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welcome to highlights of the 20th and penultimate stage of the 2019 a Tour de France here on GC and racing let's cast a mind back to yesterday where Columbian Egan Bernal went on the offensive and had cracked Julian alla Philippe as he crested the summit of the cold Eleazer on his virtual leader but it was Mother Nature would ultimately decide the battle for the miles John Hale snowing dangerous landslides all contributed to the stage being cancelled with one climb to go Christian pruden relayed the information to simon yates annie confer now with the GC times taken at the top of the cold alizarin it meant that julian ala philippe would slip to second while colombia potentially has its first ever tour de france victor andy Gambhir now he takes a 45 second advantage into the shortened final mounted stage with defending champion Guerin Thomas third at one minute 11 sadly France lost its other GC challenger thibaut pinot yesterday though weather is playing a habit with this year's Tour de France final stages and we're down to just 59 kilometers we have seen short punchy stages before but headed out of Albertville directly to mu ta before hitting the savage 33.6 km/h ins averaging 5.5% maxing out at 8.8% but with the summit of 2365 meters tailor-made for egan burnout christian Prudhomme got the race underway on a short stage it was goal was gonna be frantic from the start and it was a Magnus court Nielsen of Aston armbar a Marita's Dylan turds that got clear in a six rider group of large counter-attack followed 22 riders including Vincenzo and evilly Fenton King Tony gallopin Ian Schuylkill areas first or even Elia Viviani Nico Roach Nelson ala variants of a ski and rushing back the two groups came together giving us 28 riders in the lead behind Tim velen's former king of the mountains Jersey leader and Thomas again accelerated away from the NE awesome live peloton nicolò Bonifacio would start the final climb – Valtor ends in early closely followed by pl Parrish on balance attack would be short-lived as Yamba bhisma took control with stage 1 winner Mike Turner Singh as the mountain bed its teeth five riders forged clear they will Michael Woods illnes a current Tony gallopin Vincenzo Andy billion PLO Parish on George Bennett was the next yumbo vis Merida to put the hurt on the group as they look to put Steven cries bike on the podium for ela was dropped and the next victim of the high pace was Ritchie Paul at the Aussie was dropped from the GC group Lawrence the plus was setting a ferocious pace on the front but with multiple options in the group movie stars mark so they decided it was time to go having fought valiantly throughout this race Julianne ala Phillipe finally cracked as the battle for the podium played out the sharp went on the attack at the front looking to rescue his Tour de France the gap was small but if anyone could do the impossible me believe is the man alone with only the mountain to conquer it was the plus behind he was riding out of his skin for crows bike world double stage winner simon yates wanted another victory and potentially the Polka Dot Jersey of Roma Varde Quintana was also on the offensive wow the energy tank of Laurens de+ finally hit empty with 5.6 kilometers to go Solaire yates cantana and boggy were being steadily reeled in by for a Hansbrough Gregor mol burger working for Manuel Buckman always a crowd favorite kneeble he was fighting his way through the throngs of fans on the climb inside 500 meters to go me Cowell and his attack would still not be enough with Paul's and Thomas guiding Fernau behind nearly afforded himself one final look before sitting up to celebrate his first Tour de France stage win it since 2015 alejandro barber de caught and passed his teammate lander for second a while defending champion Gary Thomas brought his young teammate to the line congratulating him on what will be Colombia's first-ever Tour de France victory after an outstanding performance by his team Dutchman cries bike did enough to finish third overall the young Colombian celebrated with his girlfriend with just the ceremonial stage of Paris to come a majestic performance from kneeble II it gave us a fitting finale to this year's a Tour de France confirmation of the top 10 knee belief takes it from Valverde with land at burnout Thomas around Bachmann cries bike pulls in cantana all up there and exhausted as Julien alle philippe ultimately lost his place on the podium but he has won the hearts of the home nation with his gutsy riding congratulations are from a teammate Garin Thomas your general classification looks like this going into the final stage again burner leading by one eleven from Thomas with cries right now on the podium Buchman ala Philippe Lander around Quintana Val birdie and bogey your top ten the tour will transfer to Paris for the 21st and final stage 128 kilometers and finishing after eight laps of the traditional Sean's Elysees circuit it's considered by many the world championships of bunch sprints who will take the stage but yellow belongs to Columbia and Egon Bernal


49 Comments

GCN Racing · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Did today's result surprise you? Who do you think will win the sprint tomorrow in Paris?

Rusty Healey · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Lance Armstrong Would Have Kicked all There Bootys In His Day Stats Prove this ! And thay All Doped Then

Bane Tudajfor · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Wait, I don't understand, is there nobody who is able to take him down on the last stage or does the last stage not count towards the final placement?
I'm asking for the yellow jersey.

Kenintheworld · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Move of the clips match the commentary. This is horrible editing

Derelict8 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

A history tidbit: The Tour will be at the Place de la Concorde today. 225 years ago today, at a little past 4 in the afternoon, Maximilien Robespierre, a central figure in the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, was executed by guillotine at that very place.

Rohit K · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

hey ! No analysis for the deciding stage ? why ?

Savage Poet · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Egan will do it Egain!

MD0886 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

"Alaphilippe finally cracked". What bitter things to hear said about this man. I would've loved to see him in yellow. But such is this sport.

HEAVYWALL 70 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Bernal earned that. He did the work
He reaps the reward.
Are we looking at a legend?Time will tell.
I’m guessing we are.
So many thanks to Alaphillipe for making the tour so much more exciting than it’s been in years, he defended valiantly, and pretty much alone, and I’m glad he was in it!

Arc Cabiling · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

"The curse is lifted" by GCN

Quincy DK · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

So yellow Jersey is won on stage 20 right? So does it really matter how much time yellow Jersey loses on stage 21? Anyone please help.

Simon Knowles · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

GCN curse has been defeated

James Ambrocio · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

He won tour de France, and he's just 22 years old!

Arthur Asulyan · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

I wonder if it was Ineos who hired shamans to call for the snow on the 19th stage 😀 not so marginal gains

Alejandro Gonzalez · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

The G is a true sportsman.

Riding Home · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

In the end Sky/Ineos always wins. Bernal couldn't win the Giro, never mind, he took on the TdF. With 3 Colombians in the top 10, one may guess who Is going to win la Vuelta a Espana. Top work done by the GCN Team every day. Well edited highlights, clever comments and articulate explanations. Now other YT cycling channels know it's possible to do it!

JTMarlin8 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Kevin Durant will be back next year.

rnz tzy · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Is it possible to lose the yellow jersey on stage 21? Sorry newbie here.

Jimmy Mate · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

New ZWIFT ad "Wait… IS THAT E-gan?" 🙂

John M Rodgers · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Muy bien hecho mi compatriota!!

ygtcbee23 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

I call Alaphilippe in tomorrows early breakaway Just to say goodbye

David Price · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

This has been the most exciting and interesting Tour De France in years. But after all that, Team Ineos/Sky is poised to have two riders on the podium and Columbia will have three in the top ten CG finishers!

teddy paragas · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

tour de france is the greatest cycling race in the world? but this year I'm not impressive it is bias… in the stages 19 how come this is a winner if the race is suspended because of the weather situation.

WawaThe BEAST · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Where is Peter Sagan? Is he out?

Noel Gnagflow · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Buchmann best man

ហ៊ុន ពន្លក · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Sadness hahaha winner is snow ❄️ ❄️

joe 90 · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Great job team ineos

Dino Di Martino · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Amazing what drugs can do. Just let them all take it and let's watch the old school Lance tours again where you never fell asleep watching it.

Christopher Jenkins · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Why is tomorrow just dubbed a ceremonial stage? Is it etiquette or just the fact that mountain stages are over and the climbers are the GC contenders. If you went into it with only a second time difference why not attack in the final stage. But with alaphillippe down 3 mins would you really rule him out if you can treat this final stage as a proper stage. He's more of an all rounder than the climbers and because of his unusual position in gc he may have more of a chance staying with sprinter groups and pulling out a gap. Seems a shame to not use an opportunity because the mountain stages are finished. In my eyes it's normally top 10 is climbers and then more all rounders and puncheurs and then sprinters.

John Desolator · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

So the winner is set? What is the point of the last stage then?`Sorry, noob

John Bicycle · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Analysis please. If Ineos had such a weak team, how did they finish 1st and 2nd? Why did all the other contenders crash out? Was Alaphilippe doping? Would G have won if he had been the only leader and Bernal his domestique? Will Froome win a 5th Tour? Should the final stages in the Alps go through terrain subject to landslides? Why do Movistar always focus on being the best team?

Bryan PD · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Alaphilippe: (presses the NOS button on stage3)
Egan: "Too soon, señor".

poormans bicycles · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

As an American i would like to see an American when again… No doping this time🚲🇺🇸 .

Jack B · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Although I'm happy Bernal won I still feel JA is the real winner of this year's tour nobody dug as deep as he did. Bernals victory seems overshadowed by that

Gurudutt Nayak · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Hats off to Julian Allaphilipe.

Jotrisha Cook · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Wow, this whole race has been so exciting!!! Thanks for the coverage 👍 looking forward to seeing more on this new race specific channel!

bitchoflivingblah · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Don't know about you but I always keep an eye for the T-rex dinosaur in these highlights. There he is 2:09.

Alasdair Howell · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Not sure about that thumbnail guys…

NYSam_OP KOF98UMOL · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Dan Lloyd called it

Aaron Samuel · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Congrats Bernal, at 22 he's gonna be a mega star in grand tour cycling. Froome appears to have an heir to continue Team Sky's/ Ineos' stranglehold over the Tour De France. Team Quick Step are now in a quandry as to whether they should cater more for Viviani or Alaphilippe after both of them have performed really well.

hernendez sanchez · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Team ineous showing what landa hould have been aloud to do when Quintana was struggling in 2017 and 2018.

Heather Luna · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

3:59 his first TDF stage win since 2050… haha

Eduardo de Maria y Campos · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Felicidades Colombia !!

Adam Villanueva Villanueva · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

This proves once and for all that JA wouldnt have been able to keep up with Bernal if that mud slide didnt happen on stage 19 and he wouldve lost more time. Seeing that JA isnt actually a pure climber its still astounding how he managed to defend the jersey this far.

Kevin JS · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

I'm a big Egan Bernal fan….. Come on colombia / Ineos

Kevin JS · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Egan Bernal 💪💪💪💪💪

A1 Graph · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

what can be suprised these years… Ineos (sky) takes every race…
this seems to be suspicious ..

Stoned Ace · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Anyone know the tune they used as background music?

Ilir Sharra · July 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Sor for buchmann did make a podium

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