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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 16

Tour de FranceLa Tour-du-Pin > Villard-de-Lans

Distance: 164 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 5 climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 44.5 km at Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière . It’s a summit finish.

  • Côte de Virieu 12.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 6.8%)
  • Col de Porte 66.5 km (cat 2: 7.4km @ 6.8%)
  • Côte de Revel 94.5 km (cat 2: 6.0km @ 8.0%)
  • Montée de Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte 143.5 km (cat 1: 11.1km @ 6.5%)
  • Villard-de-Lans Côte 2000 164 km (cat 3: 2.2km @ 6.5%)

Yesterday was a rest day but it didn’t help a lot of riders on this stage.

Egan Bernal is more than 19 minutes back and only the top seven are less than 3 minutes off the leader. The trend is new riders taking stages and today it was Lennard Kämna. None of the “usual suspects” are wearing the top jerseys. Strange race this year.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 70 hours 06 minutes 47 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 269 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Lennard Kämna ( Ger – BOH – 024 )
Combative: Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) – 70 hours 06 minutes 47 seconds
2 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 00′ 40″
3 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 01′ 34″
4 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 01′ 45″
5 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) + 00h 02′ 03″
6 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 02′ 13″
7 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 02′ 16″
8 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 03′ 15″
9 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 05′ 19″
10 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 05′ 43″
11 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 06′ 45″
12 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 06′ 52″
13 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 09′ 09″
14 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 17′ 23″
15 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 18′ 16″
16 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) + 00h 19′ 04″
17 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 30′ 03″
18 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 35′ 06″
19 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 44′ 23″
20 Marc Soler ( Spa – MOV – 097 ) + 00h 58′ 58″
21 Carlos Verona Quintanilla ( Spa – MOV – 098 ) + 01h 01′ 58″
22 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 01h 02′ 08″
23 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 01h 03′ 47″
24 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 01h 05′ 01″
25 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 058 ) + 01h 06′ 51″
26 Wout van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 018 ) + 01h 12′ 47″
27 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 01h 19′ 50″
28 Kenny Elissonde ( Fra – TFS – 103 ) + 01h 20′ 27″
29 Valentin Madouas ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 01h 21′ 14″
30 Romain Sicard ( Fra – TDE – 186 ) + 01h 22′ 15″

Withdrew:
David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 )

Outside the time limit:
Jerome Cousin ( Fra – TDE – 184 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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