Tour de France 2016 Stage 14: Cav powers to fourth win, Froome retains in lead

At 208.5 kilometres, stage 14 in the Tour de France predominantly leads through the Rhône valley to finish with a bunch sprint at Parc des Oiseaux near Villars-les-Dombes. Cavendish outsprints Kristoff and Sagan and takes his fourth win in this year's Grande Boucle. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 14th stage Tour de France

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
3. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
4. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
5. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
6. Andre Greipel (ger) s.t.
7. Bryan Coquard (fra) s.t.
8. Davide Cimolai (fra) s.t.
9. Christophe Lapore (fra) s.t.
10. Samuel Dumoulin (fra) s.t.

GC After 14th stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.47
3. Adam Yates (gbr) 2.45
4. Nairo Quintana (col) + 2.59
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 3.17
6. Tejay van Garderen (usa + 3.19
7. Romain Bardet (fra) + 4.04
8. Richie Porte (aus) + 4.27
9. Daniel Martin (irl) + 5.03
10. Fabio Aru (ita) + 5.16

11. Roman Kreuziger (cze) + 5.24
12. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 5.48
13. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 5.54
14. Sergio Henao (col) + 6.25
15. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 6.48
16. Warren Barguil (fra) + 8.23

Race report
Due to the 4 Beaufort head wind for most of the day, the start is given 15 minutes ahead of schedule. On top of the Côte de Puy-Saint-Martin KOM-leader De Gendt grabs the only available point.

It’s only after 28.5 kms the front group takes shape when Jérémy Roy attacks and he is accompanied by Alex Howes, Martin Elmiger and Cesare Benedetti. The quartet races to a 4 minutes lead before it stabilizes.

Howes gets dropped with 14 kms remaining, while Roy and Elmiger attack 5 kms later. Yet, they are reeled in with 3 kms to go.

In a sprint with head wind Cavendish hides behind Kittel to jump out with a perfect timing and best Kristoff and Sagan on the line.

Tour de France 2016 stage 14: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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