• Heartbreaking scenes with Thibaut Pinot abandoning the race with a muscle lesion on his left thigh (Getty)Source: Getty
The weather, mud and ice deserve top spot in the Power Rankings after decimating Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France. Race director Christian Prudhomme also gets a mention after making the tough but correct call to stop the stage. But there's stilll a race on and we must cast our eye over the action.
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Cycling Central

27 Jul 2019 - 10:12 AM  UPDATED 28 Jul 2019 - 9:44 AM

It's often a tough task to tell at a glance which teams are doing well at the Tour de France, there are 22 of them going around France, each with their own objectives and strengths.

To keep an eye on how each team is progressing, Cycling Central is running the Zwift Power Rankings during the Tour de France. It's a quick guide from stage to stage of which teams are excelling and which are unlucky or faring poorly.

Rankings are calculated according to a matrix of stage results, jersey standings and a team's ability to race with panache and flair.

Zwift SBS Cycling Podcast: Stage 19 - Landslide of a stage

Stage 19 of the Tour de France and a Landslide stopped the race

The abandon decision: the winners and losers
In an unprecedented move, Stage 19 of the Tour de France was called of mid-race. With riders all over the road and still over 30 kilometres to race, Jamie Finch-Penninger looks at who were the biggest beneficiaries and the most disadvantaged by the decision.
Chaos and Bernal reign as landslide strikes Tour de France
In bizarre scenes, Stage 19 of the Tour de France was prematurely halted as the riders descended the Col de L'Iseran, with Egan Bernal off solo in the lead of the race.

1. Deceuninck-Quickstep (same)

14 days in the yellow jersey. Three stage wins. Still on the podium. Skineos doesn't trump this...

Best Results:

Stage 2 - 3rd (TTT) 
Stage 3 - 1st (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 4 - 1st (Elia Viviani)
Stage 8 - 3rd (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 10 - 2nd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 11 - 3rd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 13 - 1st (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 14 - 2nd (Julian Alaphilippe)
Stage 16 - 2nd (Elia Viviani)
Stage 17 - 2nd (Kasper Asgreen)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 14 trips to the podium (Julian Alaphilippe)
White jersey - 1 trip to the podium (Enric Mas - Stage 13)

2nd overall - Julian Alaphilippe
23rd overall - Enric Mas

2. Team Ineos (up six)

....but Egan Bernal's attack to take the yellow jersey deserves this spot because barring someone exploding off the front for the now modified 59km Stage 20, all your 2019 Tour de France belong to him.   

The Colombian was also on song to take the stage win before the cancellation of the stage neutralised that aspect of the race. 

Ineos must've got the memo about fully backing the right thoroughbred as Bernal took off down the road, an  emphatic champion at 22-years-old, the internecine conflict now settled. 

Best Results:

Stage 2 - 2nd (TTT)
Stage 6 - 4th (Geraint Thomas)
Stage 13- 2nd (Geraint Thomas)
Stage 14- 5th (Egan Bernal)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow - 1 trip to the podium (Egan Bernal)
White - 9 trips to the podium (Egan Bernal)
1st overall - Egan Bernal
3rd overall - Geraint Thomas

3. Jumbo-Visma (down one)

Steven Kruijswijk still fourth overall at 1:28. What do you do now with a modified 59km stage?

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 1st (Mike Teunissen)
Stage 2 - 1st (TTT)
Stage 7 - 1st (Dylan Groenewegen)
Stage 10 - 1st (Wout van Aert)
Stage 14 - 3rd (Steven Kruijswijk)
Stage 16 - 3rd (Dylan Groenewegen)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 2 stages (Mike Teunissen)
4th overall - Steven Kruijswijk

4. Mitchelton-Scott (down one)

Simon Yates slipped off the front of the bigger break with 13 riders which dwindled to he, Warren Barguil, Rigoberto Uran, Alejandro Valverde and Vincenzo Nibali 4kms from the top of Iseran before Bernal made it across.

While Bernal pulled clear in the last kilometre of the summit, Yates joined him on the descent when they were stopped by a race car. The Brit seemed upset with the decision. 

Sophie Smith and Mitchelton-Scott director Matt White wrap up all the drama of Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France

If the race continued, at least a second-place was assured, adding to four stage victories this edition, and speaks again to the fibre of the team.  

Best Results:

Stage 5 - 3rd (Matteo Trentin)
Stage 9 - 1st (Daryl Impey)
Stage 12 - 1st (Simon Yates)
Stage 15 - 1st (Simon Yates)
Stage 17 - 1st (Matteo Trentin)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Matteo Trentin - Stage 17) 

5. Soudal Lotto (down one)

Today's cancellation and the modification of Stage 20 plays into the hands of Caleb Ewan for one last victory at this year's Tour de France on the Champs de Elysees with fresher legs. The Australian looks the fastest of the sprinters at this year's race and should be his to lose. 

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 3rd (Caleb Ewan) 
Stage 4 - 3rd (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 7 - 2nd (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 8 - 1st (Thomas de Gendt)
Stage 9 - 2nd (Tiesj Benoot)
Stage 11- 1st (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 13- 3rd (Thomas de Gendt)
Stage 16- 1st (Caleb Ewan)
Stage 18- 6th (Tiesj Benoot)

Current overall and other results:

Polka dot jersey - 15 trips to the podium (Tim Wellens - KOM reign ended Stage 18) 

6. BORA-hansgrohe (same)

Patrick Konrad went up the road for the team. With Thibaut Pinot now out of the race, Emanuel Buchmann moved up to 5th on GC (1:55). Could the German diesel improve his position on the modified 59km Stage 20?

Best Results:

Stage 1 - 2nd (Peter Sagan) 
Stage 5 - 1st (Peter Sagan)
Stage 7 - 3rd (Peter Sagan)
Stage 14 - 4th (Emanuel Buchmann)
Stage 15 - 4th (Emanuel Buchmann) 
Stage 16 - 4th (Peter Sagan)

Current overall and other results:

Green jersey - 16 trips to the podium (Peter Sagan)
5th overall - Emanuel Buchmann

7. Movistar (same)

Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa continue to leapfrog over each other, this time Landa took a jump to 6th overall (4:35) as Quintana moved down to 8th (5:17). Alejandro Valverde went away with team mate Andrey Amador and for his efforts moved into the top 10 (9th: 6:25), the team still in the yellow helmets. 

Best Results:

Stage 14 - 6th (Mikel Landa) 
Stage 15 - 3rd (Mikel Landa)
Stage 18 - 1st (Nairo Quintana)

Current overall and other results:

Nairo Quintana - 6th overall
Mikel Landa - 8th overall
Alejandro Valverde 9th overall

8. Groupama-FDJ (down three)

Too heartbroken to write much about this. Not sure Bernal was beatable today but Pinot's left thigh muscular lesion ensures we'll never know. 

Many underrated the strength of this team. But look who sits in the top 20, one stage from Paris? David Gaudu jumps to 13th overall, and Sebastien Reichenbach sits 18th. Even 31st overall for Rudy Molard is impressive for a domestique.

Groupama FDJ took Pinot's chances seriously. 

Best Results:

Stage 8 - 2nd (Thibaut Pinot) 
Stage 14 - 1st (Thibaut Pinot)
Stage 15 - 2nd (Thibaut Pinot)

Current overall and other results: 

13th overall - David Gaudu
18th overall -  Sebastien Reichenbach 
31st overall - Rudy Molard  

9. Bahrain Merida (same) 

Damiano Caruso nearly rode into the polka dot jersey with Vincenzo Nibali's help but Romain Bardet (86) still leads the competition over Tim Wellens (74) and Caruso (67). 

Best Results:

Stage 5 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli) 
Stage 6 - 1st (Dylan Teuns)
Stage 7 - 4th (Sonny Colbrelli) 
Stage 9 - 3rd (Jan Tratnik)
Stage 17 - 5th (Dylan Teuns)

Without stage wins and/or stronger placings on GC, the remaining teams will be ranked based on any podium prizes, breakaways and/or best stage placings:

10. Trek-Segafredo (same)

Porte is back in the top 10! Ciccone went away in the break. 

Best Results:

Stage 3 - 3rd (Jasper Stuyven) 
Stage 6 - 2nd (Giulio Ciccone)
Stage 13 -5th (Richie Porte)
Stage 17 - 4th (Bauke Mollema)

Current overall and other results:

Yellow jersey - 2 trips to the podium (Giulio Ciccone)
10th overall - Richie Porte

11. EF Education First (same)

Rigoberto Uran's animation of the ultimately neutralised stage earned him two places on GC but Trek still ahead because of the yellow jersey stint. 

Current overall and other results:

Rigoberto Uran - 7th overall 

12. Team Arkea-Samsic (up one)

Warren Barguil set fire to the stage. Moved up a GC spot.  

Current overall and other results:

Combative prize - 1 trip to the podium (Elie Gesbert - Stage 14)

11th overall - Warren Barguil 

13. Wanty Groupe Gobert (down one)

Wanty-Gobert on a Tour blinder with Martin and Meurisse
With just three stages left in the 2019 Tour de France Team Wanty Gobert continues to surprise with consistent performances by climber Guillaume Martin and all-rounder Xandro Meurisse.

Guillame Martin got away in the day's move. Moved up a place. 

Best Results:

Stage 6 - 3rd (Xandro Meurisse)
Stage 8 - 7th (Xandro Meurisse)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Aime de Gendt - Stage 11) 

12th overall - Guillame Martin 
21st overall - Xandro Meurisse

14. AG2R-La Mondiale (same)

Romain Bardet kept polka dots and moved to 16th overall. Tour. Salvaged. 

Stage 9 - 4th (Oliver Naesen) 
Stage 12 - 7th (Oliver Naesen)
Stage 18 - 2nd (Romain Bardet)

Current overall and other results:

Polka dot jersey - 2 trips to the podium (Romain Bardet - Stage 18,19)
Combativity - trip to the podium (Alexis Gougeard - Stage 16)
16th overall - Romain Bardet

15. UAE Team Emirates (same)

Aru and Martin went up the road. Aru and Martin held on to their spots. 

Best Results:

Stage  4 - 2nd (Alexander Kristoff) 

Current overall and other results:

14th overall - Fabio Aru 
19th overall - Dan Martin

16. Dimension Data (same)

Roman Kreuziger held on too.  

Current overall and other results:

15th overall - Roman Kreuziger  

17. Astana (up one)

Another team all in for their lost leader, more in the break today. Alexey Lutsenko now 18th overall moves them up over CCC despite GvA's trips to the podium for prizes as Astana displayed (unrewarded) panache in breaks too. 

Best Results:

Stage 6 - 9th (Jakob Fuglsang) 
Stage 12 - 2nd (Pello Bilbao)
Stage 17 - 3rd (Gorka Izagirre)
Stage 18 - 3rd (Alexey Lutsenko)

Current overall and other results:

17th overall - Alexey Lutsenko 

18. CCC (same)

Noone in the break today. 

Best Results:

Stage 17 - 3rd (Greg van Avermaet) 

Current overall and other results:

Polka dots jersey - 2 trips to the podium for GvA to get the KOM jersey
Combativity prize - 1 trip to the podium for GvA (Stage 18)

19. Team Sunweb (same)

Bling in the break. 

Best Results:

Stage 2 - 4th (TTT) 
Stage 3 - 2nd (Michael Matthews)
Stage 15 - 6th (Lennard Kamna)
Stage 16 - 6th (Michael Matthews)
Stage 18 - 4th (Lennard Kamna)

20. Cofidis (down three)

Jesús Herrada moved up to 22nd with efforts in the break. 

Best Results:

Stage 4 - 2nd (Alexander Kristoff) 
Stage 17 - 8th, 10th (Pierre-Luc Périchon, Jesús Herrada)

Current overall and other results:

Combativity - 1 trip to the podium (Natnael Berhane - Stage 10)  

22nd overall - Jesús Herrada

= 21 . Katusha-Alpecin / Total Direct Energie - noone in the break today