STORY BY Emmanuelle 29th October 2018

“Feel the fear”…! The highest altitude resort in Europe will play host to the final neck-and-neck stage of the Tour de France ahead of the Paris finish line where the winner of the 2019 edition will be decided.

Val Thorens, located at an altitude of 2,300 metres, 4 times voted best resortn in the world, and the highest point of Les 3 Vallées, is set to welcome the penultimate stage of the 2019 Tour de France on the 27th of July, as well as the Etape du Tour, which is open to amateurs, on the 21st of July.

As ever, the final mountain stage is often a crucial turning point which determines the Tour winner, just ahead of the sprint finish on Paris’ Champs-Élysées. The entire world will have their eyes fixed on Val Thorens for the event, which will be packed with unexpected twists, physical endurance and sporting thrills. The varied and exceptionally difficult course (almost a 4,000- metre vertical climb!), will sort the real contenders from the pack and keep the racers jostling for position until the very last.

2019 will mark a special celebration: 100 years of the Yellow Jersey, the legendary jersey will be awarded on the Val Thorens podium.

27th July: 20th stage Albertville – Val Thorens

21st July: Etape du Tour (open to amateurs)

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