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2013 Tour de France
100th edition: June 29 - July 21, 2013

Stage 19 results and photos

Back to 2013 Tour de France | Photos from Stage 19 (posted below results and maps) |

Friday, July 19: Stage 19, Bourg d'Oisans - Le Grand Bornand, 204.5 km

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Stage 19 finish

The Weather: At 11:45 local time: It was raining on the riders ascending the Col du Glandon. At Le Grand Bornand it's 19C (66F) and cloudy with the wind from the west-northwest at 10 km/hr (6mph) . There is an 80% chance of thunderstorms forecast and the temperature should rise to 23C (73F).

The Race: 175 riders started today. Of course the attacks began as soon as the flag dropped. Over the crest of the Col du Glandon Ryder Hesjedal and Jon Izaguirre were 3min 25sec ahead of a 32-man group (with Bakelants, Riblon, Costa, Hoogerland) and 7min 24sec ahead of the Yellow Jersey group.

Hesjedal went clear of Izaguirre on the Madeleine with many riders scattered between Hesjedal and the Froome group, more than 10 minutes back. Close to the Madeleine's summit Pierre Rolland bridged from the original big break up to Hesjedal. The pair went over 12 minutes ahead of the Yellow Jersey group.

As the Col de Tamié reared Hesjedal was unable to stay with Rolland. Rolland went over alone with revived ambitions for the KOM classification. Almost 11 minutes back Saxo-Tinkoff replaced Sky at the lead of the Froome group. Cadel Evans, obviously having trouble this Tour, was riding with the Cavendish group.

Rolland hit the Col de l'Épine alone, almost two minutes ahead of the chasers. Saxo hit the ascent hard and quickly split the Yellow Jersey group, stripping Froome of most of his teammates.

It was 25 km to go at the beginning of the Croix Fry. Rolland had 68 seconds on the first chasers containing Daniel Navarro and Mikel Nieve with the Saxo-led Froome group 8min 45sec back. If Navarro could stay away, he could move into the top ten in the GC. As the race progessed, the clouds looked ever more menacing.

And the heavens opened up. Rain poured on the riders.

Movistar's Rui Costa launched himself out of the break and quickly caught Rolland. A few moments of climbing with the Frenchman and then Costa was gone, looking for the stage win. A few moments later the break caught and dumped Rolland.

Close to the top Costa had 50 seconds on a four-man chase (Bart de Clercq, Jan Bakelants, Andreas Klöden and Daniel Navarro). Despite the Croix Fry's steepness, the moderate pace set by Saxo (surely at this point looking to do no more than preserve Contador's second place) left the Yellow Jersey group about 20 riders strong.

Costa went over the Croix Fry with 75 seconds. Back in the Froome group Valverde escaped with John Gadret. Would Nairo Quintana bridge to Valverde and try for Contador's second place? No, it was Joaquim Rodriquez who went. He was instantly marked by Quintana, Froome and Contador. The acceleration caused Valverde and Gadretto be caught. Six went over the Croix Fry together, Quintana, Froome, Porte, Contador, Valverde and Gadret.

Costa was not to be caught. Another stage win (he won in Gap) for Rui Costa. Andreas Klöden came in second at 48 seconds.

None of the top riders in the Froome group (though Valverde and Gadret escaped for a short while again) mounted a serious attack and for the top standings it was status quo ante bellum. Lower down the GC ranks Navarro and Valverde had entered the top ten.

Results: 170 classified riders finished the stage.

  1. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) 5hr 59min 1sec. 34.2 km/hr
  2. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 48sec
  3. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) @ 1min 44sec
  4. Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) @ 1min 52sec
  5. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) @ 1min 55sec
  6. Bart de Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 1min 58sec
  7. Robert Gesink (Belkin) @ 2min 3sec
  8. Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale) @ 2min 5sec
  9. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 2min 18sec
  10. Ruben Plaza (Movistar) @ 2min 44sec
  11. Jesus Hernandez (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 46sec
  12. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 2min 48sec
  13. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) @ 3min 56sec
  14. Simon Geschke (Argos-Shimano) @ 4min 52sec
  15. Amaël Moinard (BMC) @ 6min 41sec
  16. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  17. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 8min 15sec
  18. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 8min 40sec
  19. John Gadret (Ag2r) s.t.
  20. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  21. Joaquin Rodirguez (Katusha) s.t.
  22. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) s.t.
  23. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  24. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  25. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  26. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  27. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.
  28. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) @ 8min 44sec
  29. Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  30. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) s.t.
  31. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 8min 48sec
  32. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 8min 51sec
  33. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 8min 57sec
  34. Jérôme Coppel (Cofidis) @ 9min 15sec
  35. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 10min 10sec
  36. Julien Simon (Sojasun) s.t.
  37. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  38. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) s.t.
  39. Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  40. Egoitz Garcia (Cofidis) s.t.
  41. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) s.t.
  42. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) @ 10min 13sec
  43. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick step) @ 10min 31sec
  44. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 10min 34sec
  45. Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis) @ 10min 40sec
  46. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 12min 49sec
  47. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 13min 16sec
  48. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 13min 18sec
  49. Brice Feillu (Sojasun) @ 13min 37sec
  50. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ) @ 14min 7sec

General Classification: 3,145 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.76 km/hr (25.32 mph).

  1. Christopher Froome (Sky) 77hr 10min 0sec
  2. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5min11sec
  3. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) @ 5min 32sec
  4. Roiman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 5min 44sec
  5. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 5min 58sec
  6. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) @ 8min 58sec
  7. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) @ 9min 33sec
  8. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) @ 12min 33sec
  9. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 14min 56sec
  10. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 16min 8sec
  11. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) @ 16min 9sec
  12. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 16min 24sec
  13. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 17min 49sec
  14. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 19min 4sec
  15. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) @ 20min 0sec
  16. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 24min 53sec
  17. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 30min 22sec
  18. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) @ 33min 12sec
  19. Robert Gesink (Belkin) @ 37min 11sec
  20. Richie Porte (sky) @ 37min 53sec
  21. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack) @ 38min 8sec
  22. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 40min 40sec
  23. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) @ 42min 13sec
  24. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) @ 42min 16sec
  25. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 43min 42sec
  26. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 44min 24sec
  27. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 48min 30sec
  28. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 50min 55sec
  29. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 51min 26sec
  30. Arnld Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 52min 7sec
  31. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 53min 11sec
  32. Daniel Martin (Garmin-sharp) @ 55min 23sec
  33. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 1hr 3min 25sec
  34. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 1hr 4min 31sec
  35. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 1hr 8min 21sec
  36. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 16min 10sec
  37. Bart de Clercq (Lotto-Belisol) @ 1hr 17min 38sec
  38. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 20min 52sec
  39. Ruben Plaza (Movistar) @ 1hr 23min 21sec
  40. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) @ 1hr 23min 43sec
  41. Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) @ 1hr 24min 48sec
  42. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 1hr 26min 1sec
  43. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1hr 29min 0sec
  44. Jesus Hernandez (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1hr 30min 58sec
  45. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 1hr 31min 40sec
  46. Yury Torfimov (Katusha) @ 1hr 33min 55sec
  47. Maxime Mederel (Sojasun) @ 1hr 34min 39sec
  48. Amaël Moinard (BMC) @ 1hr 36min 11sec
  49. Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun) @ 1hr 36min 41sec
  50. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 1hr 36min 44sec


  1. Christopher Froome (Sky): 104 points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 103
  3. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel): 98
  4. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar): 97
  5. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r): 93


  1. Peter Sagan (Cannndale): 380 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 278
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 277
  4. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano): 177
  5. José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar): 160

Young Rider:

  1. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) 77hr 15min 32sec
  2. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 10min 36sec
  3. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 10min 52sec

Team Classification:

  1. Saxo-Tinkoff: 230hr 46min 35sec
  2. Radio Shack @ 3min 39sec
  3. Ag2r @ 7min 37sec
  4. Movistar @ 15min 51sec
  5. Belkin @ 29min 24sec

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 profile

Stage 19 profile

Photos from stage 19:

Ryder Hesjedal

Ryder Hesjedal descends the Glandon.

Followed by Pierre Rolland, Moreno Moser and Christophe rRiblon

Followed by Pierre Rolland, Christophe Riblon and Moreno Moser.


The peloton descends the Glandon.

Col du GLandon

Another shot of the Col du Glandon

Rui Costa

Rui Costa on the Croix Fry

Andreas Kloden

Andreas Klöden leads the chase.

Alessandro de Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi

Alejnadro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde

Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants

Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland gave it everything today. He didn't leave a single watt on the table.

John Gadret

John Gadret

Roman Kreuziger

Roman Kreuziger leads the Yellow Jersey group. He has Contador on his wheel.

Chris Froome

Froome on the Croix Fry with Quintana and Rodriguez marking him.

Nairo Quintana and Joaquin Rodriguez

Nairo Quintana and Joaquin Rodriguez

Jan Bakelants

Jan Bakelants finished third today.

Mikel Nieve

Mikel Nieve isn't giving up his hunt for the polka dot jersey. He, Quintana, Froome and Rolland are just a few points apart.

Rui Costa

Rui Alberto Costa has won two stages this Tour.

Chris Froome

Froome was never under pressure today.