During the 2019 Tour de France, Stage 19 was canceled due to extreme weather. Severe hailstorms and terrible mudslides led to the section of the stage being "unrideable". Some of the roads were completely blocked by a mudslide near the final climb to Tignes. This decision was at first received poorly by TDF fans. A lot of people were really looking forward to cyclists tackle this very difficult climbing stage of the TDF.
The peloton had already climbed a brutal 2,770m climb during the Col de l'Iseran. Julian Alaphillipe was taking no chances during the technical descent and flew down the steep and wet mountainside. Once fans were able to see the conditions of the road, most understood the difficult decision they made to cancel this end of Stage 19. There were still fans who were very upset with the cancellation. One fan even saying "What's a little moisture when you are getting paid to ride your bike?" This inspired us to look back at past TDFs to see what the gnarly Frenchmen would have done in the early 1900s.
We decided to design the Col de l'Iseran t-shirt to remember this wild stage during the 2019 Tour de France. Do you agree with the decision to cancel the stage? Let us know in the comment section! #iserangate