The Tour de France will travel through the Gironde with a finish in Libourne on 16 July and a Libourne/Saint-Emilion time trial the day before the finish on the Champs Elysées on 17 July. The opportunity to discover a unique panorama made up of historic monuments, landscapes listed as World Heritage Sites and a sea of vineyards and chateaux that are the heart of the region.
Stage 19 – Mourenx > Libourne – 203 km
The comments of Christian Prudhomme:
« On the traditional “Landes stage”, one logically predicts a bunched sprint based on the number of sprinters still in the race after surviving the mountains. But will they be able to master the events and circumstances? Redesigned and coming after three weeks of racing, it could also suit a courageous adventurer. »
Stage 20 – Individual time-trial Libourne > Saint-Emilion – 31 km
The comments of Christian Prudhomme :
« The prestigious vineyard setting will make the athletic performance all the more impressive and will remind many of the Bordeaux-Pauillac time-trial in 2010 when Fabian Cancellara had beaten Tony Martin by 17 seconds. And drama should be well present on the day as the end of Tour time-trials have that vocation to decide who will conquer that final Yellow Jersey. »