Who won the Tour de France 2019? Final standings, results, stage winners

first_imgMORE: Tour de France 2019: What the colored jerseys meanLast year’s champion and Bernal’s Team Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas will likely not provide any real competition to his teammate as Thomas’ second-place spot on the podium is all but guaranteed.This year’s Tour de France has been one of the closest in recent memory and has been lead by Alaphilippe or Bernal for nearly the entire duration, two cyclists who have never won the yellow jersey before. At the age of 22, Bernal is also the youngest rider in the race. One of cycling’s most grueling races reaches its conclusion when Egan Bernal of Colombia crosses the finish line of the Tour de France in Paris after the 23-day event that began in Brussels.Bernal, who will become the first Colombian to win the Tour, has the title locked down entering the largely ceremonial final stage of the race. Bernal first took hold of the yellow jersey after a weather-shortened Stage 19 on Friday saw Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe relinquish the coveted jersey after holding it for the majority of the race. Who won the Tour de France in 2019?Egan Bernal won the 106th edition of the Tour de France. He is the first cyclist from Colombia to win the race and was the youngest rider in this year’s race at just 22 years old. Last year’s winner Geraint Thomas finished second — one minute and 11 seconds behind Bernal.Final standings for the 2019 Tour de France1. Egan Bernal (Colombia) — 82 hours, 57 minutes, 00 seconds2. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain) — +00.01.113. Steven Kruijswijk (New Zealand) — +00.01.314. Emanuel Buchmann (Germany) — +00.01.565. Julian Alaphilippe (France) — +00.04.056. Mikel Landa Meana (Spain) — +00.04.237. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia) — +00.05.158. Nairo Quintana (Colombia) — +00.05.309. Alejandro Valverde (Spain) — +00.06.1210. Warren Barguil (France) — +00.07.32You can find a full list of classifications here.Tour de France winners, results by stageOver a span of a little more than three weeks, riders endured a grueling course that includes seven mountain stages with five summit finishes, five hilly stages, seven flat stages and an individual and team time trial. Here are the winners of each stage throughout the race.#DateLengthStageWinner1July 6192km (119 mi.)Brussels to Brussels (flat)Mike Teunissen2July 727km (16.7 mi.)Brussels-Palais Royal to Brussels-Atomium (team time trial)Jumbo-Visma3July 8214km (133 mi.)Binche to Epernay (hilly)Julian Alaphilippe4July 9215km (133 mi.)Reims to Nancy (flat)Elia Viviani5July 10169km (105 mi.)Saint-Die-des-Vosges to Colmar (hilly)Peter Sagan6July 11157km (97.5 mi.)Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles (mountain)Dylan Teuns7July 12230km (142 mi.)Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone (flat)Dylan Groenewegen8July 13199km (123 mi.)Macon to Saint-Etienne (hilly)Thomas De Gendt9July 14170km (105 mi.)Saint-Etienne to Brioude (hilly)Daryl Impey10July 15218km (135 mi.)Saint-Flour to Albi (flat)Wout van AertRest dayJuly 1611July 17167km (104 mi.)Albi to Toulouse (flat)Caleb Ewan12July 18202km (125.5 mi.)Toulouse to Bagneres-de-Bigorre (mountain)Simon Yates13July 1927km (16.7 mi.)Pau to Pau (individual time trial)Julian Alaphilippe14July 20117km (72.5 mi.)Tarbes to Col du Tourmalet (mountain)Thibaut Pinot15July 21185km (115 mi.)Limoux to Foix (mountain)Simon YatesRest dayJuly 2216July 23177km (110 mi.)Nimes to Nimes (flat)Caleb Ewan17July 24206km (128 mi.)Pont du Gard to Gap (hilly)Matteo Trentin18July 25207km (128.5 mi.)Embrun to Valloire (mountain)Nairo Quintana19July 26123km (76 mi.)Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes (mountain)Egan Bernal20July 27131km (81 mi.)Albertville to Val Thorens (mountain)Vincenzo Nibali21July 28127km (79 mi.)Rambouillet to Paris (flat)Caleb Ewanlast_img read more

‘Tear-Tear’ LD$50 in Circulation

first_imgOn Thursday, June 5, 2014, a customer of a local bank walked into the offices of the Daily Observer and in his hand was a wad of mutilated Liberian dollar banknotes. The banknotes were all in L$50 denomination valued at about L$600.00. Some of the notes were torn and taped; some had mixed serial numbers, while others just looked very bad.This bank customer, name withheld, explained that the mutilated bills were among thousands of Liberian dollars he withdrew from the local bank, name withheld. He alleged that the mutilated banknote was among the money the teller paid him. “I didn’t check the money at the counter because it was a huge amount. But when I got somewhere safer to check it, I observed that a huge amount of the money, mainly the L$50 bills, were mutilated,” he explained.The business desk of the Daily Observer is withholding the names of the local bank and the customer involved because he [customer] admitted that he didn’t check the money at the bank [counter] in line with banking policy.It is a major policy of banks requiring all customers to check their monies on the counter immediately after they are paid by the teller.Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has a window at its Warren Street Banking Hall that accepts mutilated banknotes. This customer was immediately requested by our business desk to proceed to the CBL to change his mutilated money. Meanwhile, bank customers including the general public, have also complained about mutilated L$5 banknotes in circulation.Most bank customers complain about the mutilated L$5 at banking halls, with some going to the extent of refusing it because of the L$5 banknote are mutilated. Most businesses, to include market women and other traders, will not accept mutilated money from customers. As such, it is unclear why bank would circulate them.Nonetheless, mutilated bank notes are also a business opportunity for many yanna boys. Passing through Monrovia and its environs with a loudspeaker in hand, yanna boys announce that they will exchange ‘tear-tear’ money (mutilated banknotes) for good ones — for fifty percent of the value, that is. For example, a yanna boy will exchange a mutilated L$50 for L$25. Would the buyer rather lose the whole L$50 or at least get L$25 out of it? Yanna boys of course know about the Central Bank window, which most customers may not, or may not have the time to visit. A matter of opportunity cost.Such is the nature of business — one man’s problem is another man’s business idea. As such, while Liberians may be angry about getting tear-tear bank notes from their banks, business is probably booming for yanna boys.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more