RUMOUR UPDATE #3
What will make the 2019 Tour de France special?
There are rumours of a return to the Basque country after we visited briefly for a stage 20 time trial in 2018. But we’re not so sure.
We’d rather put our money on a couple of gravel roads making an appearance (if not 2019 then surely 2020. It’s only a matter of time) or a return to Andorra.
And although we don’t imagine a fully cobbled stage like we had this summer, we already know that we’re going up the Mur van Geraardsbergen so the chances of another cobbled climb somewhere along the way are high.
And what about a mountain time trial? That’s something that has fuelled the rumour-mill for a couple of years but so far is yet to materialise. Imagine a time trial on Hautacam – surely that would keep the pros quaking in their cleats!
Don’t just watch it. Ride it!