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Stage 16

Tour de FranceBagnères de Luchon – Pau

Distance: 199.5 kilometers.

A day for mountain goats. You start with two category 1 climbs, Col de Peyresourde and Col d’Aspin, and then things get really serious with a pair of Hors Catégorie ascents, Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque. There is a sprint into Pau for the survivors.

Lance made the break away and was ahead of the peloton all day, but didn’t have enough left for the sprint at the end which was won by Pierrick Fedrigo.

Thor Hushovd took the green back by virtue of being the only ranked sprinter with anything left at the end and able to pick up some points.

Yellow Jersey Alberto Contador ( Esp – AST – 001 ) [Yellow] 78h 29m 10s
Green Jersey Thor Hushovd ( Nor – CTT – 095 ) [Green] 191 points
Polka Dot Jersey Anthony Charteau ( Fra – BBO – 153 ) [Polka Dot] 143 points
White Jersey Andy Schleck ( Lux – SAX – 011 ) 2 [White]
Team: Radio Shack RSH ( 021-029 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Pierrick Fedrigo ( Fra – BBO – 154 )
Combative: Carlos Barredo ( Esp – QST – 132) [Red numbers]

They’ve gone 3,115.4 kilometers [1,935.8 miles] at an average speed of 39.7 kph [24.7 mph].

OVERALL STANDINGS:

Yellow Jersey Alberto Contador ( Esp – AST – 001 ) [Yellow]
2 White Jersey Andy Schleck ( Lux – SAX – 011 ) [White]
3 Samuel Sanchez ( Esp – EUS – 181 )
4 Denis Menchov ( Rus – RAB – 191 )
5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – OLO – 101 )
6 Robert Gesink ( Ned – RAB – 195 )
7 Levi Leipheimer ( USA – RSH – 025 )
8 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( Esp – KAT – 077 )
9 Alexandre Vinokourov ( Kaz – AST – 009 )
10 Ryder Hesjedal ( Can – GRM – 054 )
11 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – LIQ – 044 )
12 Ruben Plaza Molina ( Esp – GCE – 168 )
13 Luis-Leon Sanchez ( Esp – GCE – 161 )
14 Christopher Horner ( USA – RSH – 023 )
15 Carlos Sastre ( Esp – CTT – 091 )
16 Andréas Klöden ( Ger – RSH – 024 )
17 Thomas Lövkvist ( Swe – SKY – 037 )
18 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – ALM – 081 )
19 Kevin De Weert ( Bel – QST – 133 )
20 John Gadret ( Fra – ALM – 085 )

21 Bradley Wiggins ( GBr – SKY – 031 )
24 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 121 )
25 Lance Armstrong ( USA – RSH – 021 )
43 Polka Dot Jersey Anthony Charteau ( Fra – BBO – 153 ) [Polka Dot]
46 Carlos Barredo ( Esp – QST – 132 ) [Red numbers]
57 Jérôme Pineau ( Fra – QST – 135 )
60 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – SKY – 039 )
63 Pierrick Fedrigo ( Fra – BBO – 154 ) [Stage winner]
106 Green Jersey Thor Hushovd ( Nor – CTT – 095 ) [Green]
147 Alessandro Petacchi ( Ita – LAM – 208 )
154 Mark Cavendish ( GBr – THR – 111 )
158 Julian Dean ( NZl – GRM – 052 )
159 David Millar ( GBr – GRM – 057 )
166 Robbie McEwen ( Aus – KAT – 075 )