Tour de France Stage 19 stopped because of adverse weather

    A worker uses a digger to clean the road during the 19th stage of the Tour de France. Race organizers stopped the race because of a hail storm as Julien Alaphilippe lost his yellow jersey to Egan Bernal.

    (CNN)Stage 19 of the Tour de France has been called because of adverse weather conditions, it was announced Friday.

    The race was stopped near the end of the stage with less than 18 miles to go. Rider times have been taken at the summit of the Col de l'Iseran.
    Julian Alaphilippe, trying to become the first Frenchman to win this storied race since 1985, began the day wearing the yellow jersey as the leader, but he fell behind during the stage.