2014 Tour de France: Stage 16 Preview – Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon

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Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon
Tuesday, July 22nd / 237.5 km / Mountain Mountain Stage

Following the race’s second rest day, the Tour marches into the Pyrenees for three tough stages. Up first, the marathon 237.5km grind from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon. Look for riders to spend upwards of six hours in the saddle during what’s the race’s longest stage. After 150 kilometers of spinning on the flats, the bunch will face the cat. 2 Col de Portet-d’Aspet, cat. 3 Col des Ares, and finally the hors categorie Port de Bales, a 11.7km gut-punch with an average grade of 7.7%. From the summit it’s all downhill to the finish, so whoever crests the climb first should be able to stay away.

Our pick: We’ll tab classics man Joaquim Rodríguez of Katusha who goes up and down better than most.

STAGE MAP

Stage 16 Map

STAGE PROFILE

Stage16

STAGE 16 RESULTS

1. Michael Rogers (AUS)
2. Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
3. Vasili Kiryienka (BLR)
4. José Serpa (COL)
5. Cyril Gautier (FRA)
6. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL)
7. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
8. Matteo Montaguti (ITA)
9. Tom Jelte Slagter (NED)
10. Tony Gallopin (FRA)

TEAM

Tinkoff-Saxo
Team Europcar
Team Sky
Lampre – Merida
Team Europcar
BMC Racing Team
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
AG2R La Mondiale
Garmin – Sharp
Lotto-Belisol

TIME

06h 07′ 10”
@ 00′ 09”
@ 00′ 09”
@ 00′ 09”
@ 00′ 09”
@ 00′ 13”
@ 00′ 36”
@ 00′ 50”
@ 02′ 11”
@ 02′ 11”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 16

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA)
3. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
4. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
5. Romain Bardet (FRA)
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
7. Leopold Konig (CZE)
8. Laurens Ten Dam (NED)
9. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
10. Bauke Mollema (NED)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
Movistar Team
FDJ.fr
Ag2r La Mondiale
Ag2r La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
Netapp-Endura
Belkin Pro Cycling
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Belkin Pro Cycling

TIME

73h 05′ 19”
@ 04′ 37”
@ 05′ 06”
@ 06′ 08”
@ 06′ 40”
@ 09′ 25”
@ 09′ 32”
@ 11′ 12”
@ 11′ 28”
@ 11′ 33”

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