Tour de France 2019: Riders and teams

geraint thomas - Tour de France 2019The 2019 Tour de France sets off on the 6th of July from Brussels. The line-up consists of 22 teams with eight riders each, so 176 riders will be competing. Chris Froome, Thibaut Pinot, Romain Bardet, Vincenzo Nibal and Peter Sagan are the first confirmed riders. Other likely contenders are Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin, and 30-time stage winner Mark Cavendish. (Slideshow route/profile)

If Chris Froome is competing, he will be targeting to join five-time champions Merckx, Hinault, Anquetil and Indurain in the 2019 edition. Probably in a joint leadership role with Geraint Thomas, who could return to defend his title.

Tour de France 2019: route maps, height profiles, and more

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