The 2019 Tour de France ended on the Champs-Elysées on Sunday (July 28th) with the victory of Colombian Egan Bernal. Caleb Ewan won in the final sprint.
After more than three weeks of racing and nearly 3500 kilometres travelled, the Tour de France ended Sunday 28th July 2019, on the Champs-Elysees, with the victory of the Colombian Egan Bernal (Inéos). The final sprint was won by Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), earning his third stage on this Tour.
Peter Sagan wins the green jersey and Romain Bardet wins the polka dot jersey.
— Tour de France™ (@LeTour) 28 July 2019
Egan Bernal, 22, leads his team-mate and outgoing winner in the final standings, the Welshman Geraint Thomas, winner of the Tour de France 2018, and the Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo).
A centennial edition for the yellow jersey
After a start given to Rambouillet (Yvelines) by the Minister of Sports at 6pm, the 155 riders took the direction of Paris for the final stage of 128 kilometres.
And for this last stage, the pack has respected the tradition. Flute of champagne for the laureate and his teammates, photos-memories and quiet rhythm in the first part of the race, looks much more sustained afterwards when the peloton entered the final circuit (72Km) after a spectacular passage by the court interior of the Louvre .
The Ineos team came in first but it was Spaniard Omar Fraile who drew the first one, on the threshold of the last 50 kilometres, followed by three other riders (Scully, then Politt and Tratnik). The peloton made the junction 12 kilometres from the finish with the last strongman (Tratnik).
This 2019 edition was marked by the centenary of the yellow jersey and events are also planned to celebrate the event.
See you in 2020. If we still ignore the perimeters of this next edition, Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour, says: “We want to go everywhere, in all regions (…) Of course, sport is the most important But it’s not only sport, but there’s also the happiness of people on the roads, which is what makes the Tour de France’s exceptional strength. “