A guide to the Tour de France
15th July 2016
Tom Dumoulin (Giant Alpecin) won the individual time trial in the Ardèche on Stage 13 today.
The Dutch national champion started relatively early (as the riders went in reverse GC order), and posted a time of 50min15. No other rider was able to threaten that time, and Dumoulin gets his second stage win of this Tour, after his win on Stage 9 in Andorra.
Chris Froome was second, at 1min03, and adds to his overall lead. Bauke Mollema was sixth, at 1min54, Tejay van Garderen 16th at 2min50, Adam Yates 18th at 3min01, Nairo Quintana 20th at 3min08, Richie Porte 21st at 3min08, and Romain Bardet 30th at 3min52. Dan Martin was at 4min10 in 33rd place.
This is the highlights video from the stage:
There was no traditional presentation at the end of the stage. Instead, to mark the terrible events in Nice yesterday evening, the stage winner and the jersey holders appeared on stage to lay flowers.
CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.
This is the Stage 13 highlights video (to follow).
The 2016 Tour de France begins at Mont St Michel, in the Manche département of France. It tackles the Pyrenees before the Alps, and as always there's a final processional stage to Paris.
Stage 14 of the 2016 Tour is 208.5km up the Rhône valley from Montélimar to Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux. There are three Category 4 climbs, which all come before the half-way point in the race. The intermediate sprint is at la Fayette, after 145.5km. Romans-sur-Isère is the main historic town of interest along the way. The Mistral blows down the Rhône valley about 50% of the time, so there could well be a head-wind. The finish is at a bird reserve, the Parc des Oiseaux, Villars-les-Dombes - set in a watery, and flat, landscape. Bank on a bunch sprint. Read about Stage 14, Tour de France 2016.
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