Friday July 19th, 2013

Stage 19Bourg-d'Oisans / Le Grand-Bornand

Start 11h00 GMT 2+

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Stage summary19.07.2013 in 17:29Costa: up, down... and onward to victory (again)!

For the second time in four days, Rui Costa has won a stage of the Tour de France by attacking the final climb, opening a good gap on his rivals and holding them all off with a speedy descent. The Portuguese rider won in Gap by flying up and over the col de Manse and on the road to Le Grand Bornand, he did the same. The launch pad that he used this time was the col de la Croix Fry and he was never challenged even though the riders in second and third were both from the RadioShack-Leopard...

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interview19.07.2013 in 18:40Peter Sagan: "If I win, that's fine, if not, it doesn't matter"

Another stage, another day closer to standing on the podium in Paris to collect another green jersey as winner of the points classification.

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interview19.07.2013 in 18:36Rui Costa: "We'll see what the future holds"

For the second time in four days, the Portuguese star Rui Costa has attacked the final climb to take a stage victory in the Tour de France.

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interview19.07.2013 in 18:23RadioShack-Leopard gets closer...

The team classification is one of the most exciting competitions in the Tour de France of 2013. With one mountain stage to go, we still don't know the winner. RadioShack-Leopard, was in the third 12'29” behind the leader, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, at the start of the 19th stage in Bourg d'Oisans and it rose up to the runner-up spot at only 3'39”.

The presence at the front of the race of two representatives, Andreas Klöden and Jan Bakelants, second and third in Le Grand Bornand, helped...

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interview19.07.2013 in 18:17Pierre Rolland: "I can not see myself finishing in the top 10 in Semnoz"

For the two years prior to Le Tour 2013, Pierre Rolland has one two stages in the Alps. He tried again in stage 19 but he ended up one point shy of the polka-dot jersey and netted some race numbers as winner of the 'Fighting Spirit' award.

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interview19.07.2013 in 18:08Chris Froome: "I don't want to be too complacent at all"

The yellow jersey finished behind some of his rivals but they were all on the same time as one another. On a day when the 2011 Tour champion, Cadel Evans, finished in the 'grupetto' over 35 minutes behind the stage winner it was clear big losses could have come... but it wasn't that way for Chris Froome.

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Sporting stakes18.07.2013 in 19:16Is this the stage when a white jersey gets some red dots?

The finale of the 100th Tour de France was designed to be spectacular. The riders created a performance that lived up to the hype at Alpe d'Huez but stage 19 has the potential to create further changes to the top order of the general classification. The finish in Le Grand Bornand may not be at the top of a mountain but this is arguably the toughest stage of the 2013 race. Up, down, up, down... repeat. Over the col du Glandon, the col de la Madeleine and onward to three nasty climbs inside...

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