Repeating the success achieved in the 7th stage at the Le Creusot finish line, Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) won the 19th stage of the 108th Tour de France along the sleepy 207 kilometers from Mourenx to Libourne, in the lands of Cyrano de Bergerac. The Slovenian champion was 53 ”ahead of the transalpine Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) with the Danish Casper Pedersen (DSM) third.
This trio anticipated the rest of the day’s strikers in a 20-strong breakaway that also included: Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), Julien Bernard, Jasper Stuvyen and Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Davide Ballerini (DQS), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Fenix), Michael Valgrene and Jonas Rutsch (EF Education-Nippo), Elie Gesbert (Arkea-Samsic), Brent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal), Ion Izagirre (Astana), Simon Clarke and Max Walscheid (Qhubeka-NextHash), Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies), Franck Bonnamour (B & B-KTM) and Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert).
The participation of the other riders today is symbolic, having reached the finish line with a delay of almost 21 minutes. Obviously, the general classification remains unchanged with Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) firmly in the yellow jersey with a lead of 5’45 ”over the Danish Jonas Vinegaard (Jumbo Visma) and 5’51” over the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers). Tomorrow these two athletes, divided by only six seconds, will play their respective positions on the podium in Paris in the twentieth and penultimate stage of the Grande Boucle: the 30.8 km individual time trial from Libourne to Saint-Emilion. The same goes for the Australian Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroen), currently fourth with a gap of 8’18 “, who will have to defend a margin of 32” from the attack of the Dutch Wilco Kelderman (Bora Hansgrohe).