On an already dramatic day at the Tour de France, Stage 19 was called off as riders descended l'Iseran in the Alps after a freak snow storm hit the French Alps.
#couchpeloton the road from Le Fournet to Val D’Isere is looking interesting #TDF19 pic.twitter.com/yvmIhlDaMb
— Comrade Dogboy (@54dogboy) July 26, 2019
Yeah, despite Uran’s insistence, I don’t think that’s rideable in all fairness #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/jcVIL0UMjK
— Felix Lowe (@saddleblaze) July 26, 2019
Incredible scenes! 😱
Stage 19 has been CANCELLED due to extreme weather conditions meaning times will be taken from the top of Iseran 🌨
Bernal wins the stage and is the new yellow jersey holder! 💛#TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/m2ZiIqzfj2
— Eurosport (@eurosport) July 26, 2019
Race stopped landslide #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/uCA1o8aOS6
— joscelinryan (@joscelinryan) July 26, 2019
Global warming doesn’t give a fuck! It cancels early season ski races due to lack of snow and ends Tour de France stages early because of snow pic.twitter.com/GQvbEAhAnN
— iBegUcallAtune (@iBegUcallAtune) July 26, 2019
Wow! Tour de France battle stage cancelled due to snow at the height of drama as they descend. That's bike racing. #TDF2019 #TdF
— Andrew🎙️ Media | Branding | Star Wars | Cannabis (@andrewmatranga) July 26, 2019
The snow caused a landslide and major chaos as the stage neared its dramatic conclusion. France is in the midst of a ridiculous hot spell with temperatures in the 40s, making this snowstorm even more mad.
The stoppage of the stage of the Tour will have major consequences on the result of the tour, as Alaphilippe was hoping to gain time on Bernal.
Riders were angry but conditions were deplorable.
They made right call on neutralizing finish — no way they could race safely in these conditions; road flooded with water, ice, hail, slush pic.twitter.com/MtVJEjMREO
— Andrew Hood (@EuroHoody) July 26, 2019