The 16th stage leads to Gap, as per usual a safe haven for escapees. Rui Costa brought an early break home in the 2013 Tour de France. Who will be celebrated today?
The peloton is swarming with cyclist who like to pull of a successful adventure. Think the likes of Tony Gallopin, Michal Kwiatkowski, Jan Bakelants, Greg Van Avermaet, Thomas De Gendt, Rohan Dennis, Johan Le Bon, Pierre Rolland, Christophe Riblon, Ryder Hesjedal, Perrig Quemeneur, Romain Sicard, Simon Geschke…
To be in a break is one thing, to bring home the flowers is something else. Jan Bakelants, Michal Kwiatkowski, Ryder Hesjedal, Romain Bardet, Tony Gallopin and Edvald Boasson Hagen have done it in the past. Good descenders are in bonus en route to Gap.
*** Tony Gallopin, Michal Kwiatkowski
** Greg Van Avermaet, Rohan Dennis, Jan Bakelants
* Romain Bardet, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Ryder Hesjedal
Tour de France 2015 stage 16: Route maps, height profile, and more
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