• Home
  • News
  • Riders set off on 19th stage of Tour de France

News & Views

Riders set off on 19th stage of Tour de France

Updated: July 22, 2011, 08:51


MODANE, France (AP) Andy Schleck vows to make up his 15-second deficit on yellow jersey holder Thomas Voeckler atop the famed Alpe d'Huez as riders set off on the Tour de France's 19th stage.

The tour's final mountain stage is a short yet demanding 68-mile race that takes the 168 remaining riders over three difficult climbs, including the Col du Telegraphe and the Col du Galibier. That's where Schleck launched a daring attack Thursday that none of the other riders could follow.

France's Voeckler is defending his leader's yellow jersey for a 10th day needing to at least keep pace with Schleck up the 21 brutally steep switchbacks through the top of the 6,069 foot Alpe d'Huez.

Why Join Us?

We combine great social networking and excellent content, all in one place!

  • Interests

    Choose the interests you want to follow
  • Community

    Connect with friends and other sports fans
  • Content

    News, Views, Equipment Reviews, Contests & Deals
Join Now

Are you a cycling coach?

Join

Advertisement

Advertisement