Stages

Stage 1

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Nimes > Nimes

177 km
Stage 16 – 177 km – Flat
Bunched sprint on arrival possible.

A loop within a loop

Both the departure and the arrival are in Nimes, the capital of the Gard department, twice the fun for Nimes spectators!

Stage 16 of the 2019 Tour de France will be held the day after a rest day. The day’s loop will be entirely taking place in the Gard department and the peloton will have the very special privilege of riding on the Pont du Gard. The escapees that will show up on the famous Roman viaduct should be under the careful scrutiny of the bunch. A bunched sprint in Nimes is likely.

The route

The proposed route for Stage 16 of the 2019 Tour de France:

A 177 km route proposed for Stage 16 of the Tour de France 2019:
From Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard to Remoulins, Castillon-du-Gard, via Valliguières, Pouzilhac and Uzès and, of course, Nimes at both the start and finish—eight villages in the Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard will be crossed during this stage.

The Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard will be in the spotlight like never before!

The route communicated below is subject to slight modifications between now and the start of the stage.

To be noted:

The start will take place at the Nimes Arena/Square du 11 Novembre with a passage of the Tour caravan scheduled for 11:20 a.m., the riders start at 1:20 pm. The riders will ride across the city (in purple on the map): avenue Feuchères, boulevard Talabot, passage under Pont de l’Observance, route d’Avignon D6086 and Avenue Clément Ader to get to the actual starting point on the D127.

During the July 23th, the Pont du Gard will already be animated by the departmental animation system located on the right bank. Access to the reserved parking lot will already be in place. Access to the Pont du Gard site will be possible by car, access roads closed from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. It will be impossible to cross from one bank to the other of the Pont du Gard between 11am and 2.30pm.

Time schedule

Stage 2

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

206 km

Pont-du-Gard > Gap

Stage 17 – 206 km – Hilly

A stage for breakaways!

The Pont du Gard enters the history of the Tour!

Stage 17 of the 2019 Tour de France will make an exceptional start at the foot of the Pont du Gard in the direction of Gap.

After the Nimes-Nimes stage the day before, the Roman Loop ends with the departure from the Pont du Gard. The punchers should be ready at the beginning of the stage, the last chance for them to shine before the Alps. The theme of Antiquity will be respected as we go through visit the theatre in Orange and pass through Vaison-la-Romaine. But the breakaway riders that will be at the front that day will mainly need to focus on their strategy when they take on the climb up to La Sentinelle with under 10 kms to go.

Course of the day

From 8am to 9:30am: reception in the form of breakfast at the restaurant “Les Terrasses”, right bank.
President Denis BOUAD and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme will be there at 8:45 am.

From 8am to 7pm: entertainment in the “Département du Gard” area, right bank

From 9am to 12:15pm: ASO events on the start podium, right bank

From 9:25 am to 12:25 pm: opening of the “village departure”, left bank

10:25 am: departure of the tour caravan

12:25 pm: start of the riders

Route

The proposed route for this Stage 17 of the 2019 Tour de France

A 200-km route proposed for this 17th stage of the 2019 Tour de France:
After leaving the Pont du Gard, the peloton will cross the municipalities of Remoulins and Fournès, before heading towards Gap and the Hautes-Alpes!

The route communicated below is subject to slight modifications between now and the start of the stage.

 

 

Time Schedule