October 26 | The 2019 World Tour season finally drew to a close with the Tour of Guangxi last week and this week the route for the 2019 Tour de France was unveiled.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe assess the 2019 Tour, which will take the peloton in a diagonal from Brussels to the south-west and then across to the Alps before the traditional final stage in Paris.

What does the 2019 route say about the Tour? Who will the route suit? And just as importantly what will be on the menu next July?

We also get a taste of François Thomazeaus’s French flavour…

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