Stage 4
Mauriac Espalion
18 August 2019

Type Hilly
Distance 158 km
Climbing +2,301 m

Mauriac (Cantal)

 12:00 CET
 Place Georges Pompidou (Google Maps)

Espalion (Aveyron)

 15:50 CET (estim.)
 Boulevard Joseph Poulenc (Google Maps)
A 4th stage which will start again from Mauriac (Cantal Auvergne) and end in Aveyron in Espalion! A first part of the stage is rough and will favour the attackers. Will there still be sprinters for a more linear final? Will the scavengers be taken back?
Racing highlights
  • KM 24
    KM 24
  • KM 29.1
    GPM 3 - Col de Saint Georges
  • KM 34.9
    GPM 2 -Col de Légal
  • KM 61.7
    GPM 3 - Côte de Saint Simon
  • KM 110.1
    Sprint - Lacroix-Barrez
GPX file
Start list
Full Results
Stage Ranking
Rider Time
Fred WRIGHT (GBR) 03h54'44"
Joël SUTER (SUI) 03h54'44"
Soren WAERENSKJOLD (NOR) 03h54'44"
4 Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA) 03h54'44"
5 Patrick GAMPER (AUT) 03h54'44"
General Classification
Rider Time
Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA) 11h37'02"
2 Giovanni ALEOTTI (ITA) 11h37'03"
3 Tobias FOSS (NOR) 11h37'44"
4 Torjus SLEEN (NOR) 11h37'44"
5 Damian LUSCHER (SUI) 11h37'44"
Classification Jerseys & Prizes
 Green Mathias Norsgaard JØRGENSEN (DEN)
 Polka-Dot Giovanni ALEOTTI (ITA)
 Most Aggressive Simon GUGLIELMI (FRA)
 KM 24
Team Classification
Team Time
1 ITALIE 33h34'23"
2 ALLEMAGNE 33h35'57"
3 FRANCE 33h36'03"
4 AUTRICHE 33h36'48"
Picture of the day
Fred WRIGHT (GBR) remporte le sprint pour la 4è étape. Photo © Tour de l'Avenir / E. Haumesser
The map

Mauriac is located between the upper Dordogne valley, classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the Grand National Site of Le Puy-Mary.
Labelled “Plus Beaux Détours de France” and “Sites et Cités Remarquables”, Mauriac is an essential stopover. It is one of the oldest cities in Cantal born about 2000 years ago. It began to flourish in the 9th century with the foundation of the monastery of Saint Peter, with royal status. The city then became a major centre of pilgrimages, attracting crowds. In the 12th century the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles was built, huge markets were held in the city. Throughout the Middle Ages, Mauriac expanded.
Agriculture is one of the city’s main attractions and therefore an important economic vector with its market on the dial of the Parc des Rédines, unique in Auvergne.
Tourism plays an important role in Mauriac’s life.

Espalion main city crossroads of North Aveyron, is the essential passage of many tourists and Aveyron wishing to join the Lot valley or access the Aubrac plateau. Located in the centre of the Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Montpellier triangle, the city of Espalion enjoys a privileged location in the North Aveyron.
Crossed from east to west by the Lot, which originates in a peat bog area, on the southern slope of the Goulet en Lozère mountain and flows into the Garonne, it extends into the valley and surrounding valleys, climbing on one side the slopes of the Monts d’Aubrac and overflowing on the other side on the Causses plateau.
Due to its geographical location and its numerous commercial, artisanal and administrative activities, Espalion aims to be the “economic lung” of Haut Rouergue. Espalion, a symbol of the sweetness of life, is also called “the first smile of noon”.

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