On July 18th, the Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre stage of the Tour de France will have a special flavor as the image of the Capitol will be displayed on the Yellow Jersey! Here’s why.
The Tour de France 2019 returns to Toulouse this summer. On Wednesday 17 July, the stage Albi (Tarn) -Toulouse will precede the one that will lead the runners of the Pink City to Bagnères-de-Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées) . Added to the traditional stages in the Pyrenees, the Great Loop will be present in Occitanie from July 15th to 24th!
A Yellow Jersey different by stage
This year, the organizsrs of the Tour de France put the dishes in the big on the occasion of the Centenary of the Yellow Jersey . The story reports that the first bearer of the Yellow Jersey was Eugene Christophe , during the Grenoble-Geneva stage in 1919.
During the 2019 Tour de France, 20 different Yellow Jerseys will be worn for each of the 20 stages, with a particularity: a different print to the glory of the city or region crossed!
But also the Cathedral of Albi, the Tourmalet …
For the stage between the Toulouse and Bagnères-de-Bigorre , it is the image of the Capitol which was chosen as an encrustation in the Yellow Jersey. Same evidence for the stage between Saint-Flour (Cantal) and Albi (Tarn) , with the enhancement of the cathedral of Albi, a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
In the Pyrenees, the Tourmalet pass will adorn this mythical jersey, while the arenas of Nîmes and the Pont du Gard will highlight the Languedoc side of Occitanie during the passage of the Great Loop in the Gard.
— Maillot jaune LCL (@MaillotjauneLCL) 14 May 2019
Regarding the other stages, the organisers of the Queen of Cycling competition wanted to pay tribute to great champions like Miguel Indurain, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault … and Eugene Christophe (for the time trial in Pau), and put forward symbols like the Arc de Triomphe for the final stage on the Champs-Elysées.