Tour stage 16: Rogers wins solo as Pinot leapfrogs to podium

Putting up with none of the gurning shenanigans of Thomas Voeckler on the final descent, Mick Rogers warmed the heart of Oleg Tinkov once again by winning stage 16 solo. Vincenzo Nibali stayed in yellow but Thibaut Pinot put the thumbscrews on Romain Bardet to take third overall.

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Tour preview: Stage 16

Let’s hope the riders rested well yesterday, because today sees them tackle the Tour’s longest stage of 23.7.5km – that’s six hours-plus in the saddle. The route looks like the planners played mountain category bingo: two cat 4s, the cat 2 Col de Portet d’Aspet and a cat 3, all come before the hors catégorie Port de Balès, and the final swoop down to finish at Bagnères-de-Luchon. Continue reading