Tuesday, July 24, 5:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. ET
Stage 16 returns to the mountains after the second rest day. As always in the third week, a rider’s degree of freshness and desire will be put to the test. The day begins with 140 kilometers in the Aude and Ariège on difficult roads. Then there are three passes — the Portet-d’Aspet, Menté, and Portillon — before the final twisting, complicated descent into Bagnères-de-Luchon. The stage could very well see a breakaway going the distance, with a secondary battle on the descent of the Portillon between the general classification leaders.
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