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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 16

Tour de France Carcassonne > Foix

Distance: 178.5 kilometers.

A Hilly stage with four Category climbs and a downhill sprint finish.

  • Côte de Saint-Hilaire 13.7 km (Cat 4: 1.5km @ 6.6%)
  • Col de l’Espinas 36.6 km (Cat 3: 5.3km @ 5.0%)
  • Port de Lers 125.1 km (Cat 1: 11.4km @ 7.0%)
  • Mur de Péguère 151.3 km (Cat 1: 9.3km @ 7.9%)

The intermediate sprint is at 67.8 km at Lavelanet.

Yellow Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [Yellow] 64h 28′ 09″
Green Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Green] 399 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Simon Geschke (COF – 073) [Polka Dot] 58 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 2

Stage winner: Hugo Houle (ISN – 196)
Combative: Hugo Houle (ISN – 196 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

The field is shrinking with 5 more riders failing to start and another falling outside of the time limit.

Top 10 below the fold

1 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) 64h 28′ 09″
2 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) + 00h 02′ 22″
3 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 02′ 43″
4 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 151) + 00h 04′ 15″
5 David Gaudu (GFC – 091) + 00h 04′ 24″
6 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 05′ 28″
7 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 124) + 00h 05′ 46″
8 Aleksandr Vlasov (BOH – 041) +00h 06′ 18″
9 Romain Bardet (DSM – 111) + 00h 06′ 37″
10 Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) + 00h 10′ 11″

Did not start:
Mikael Cherel (ACT – 033)
Aurélien Paret Peintre (ACT – 038)
Lennard Kämna (BOH – 044)
Max Walscheid (COF – 078)
Jakob Fuglsang (ISN – 194)

Outside the time limit:
Marc Soler (UAD – 007)

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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