Tour de France 2016 Stage 16: Sagan outsprints Kristoff by millimetres, Froome in yellow

At over 200 kilometres, stage 16 takes the riders to Bern, Switzerland, where Peter Sagan powers to his third win in a demanding finale. Alexander Kristoff finishes millimetres down in second. Chris Froome retains in the lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 16th stage Tour de France

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
3. Sondre Holst Enger (nor) s.t.
4. John Degenkolb (ger) s.t.
5. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
6. Fabian Cancellara (swi) s.t.
7. Sep Vanmarcke (bel) s.t.
8. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) s.t.
9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
10. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.

GC after the 16th 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. Romain Bardet (fra) + 4.04
7. Richie Porte (aus) + 4.27
8. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 4.47
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. Sebastien Reichenbach (swi) + 8.40

Race report
With 13 kms done Julian Alaphilippe and Tony Martin go on the attack. A lot of riders try to make the jump, but until now nobody succeeded. The most successful attempt was by Roosen, Craddock, Edet and Breen, but at kilometre 100 they are reeled in.

The Etixx-duo powers to a maximum lead at over 6 minutes. At Côte de Mühleberg, with the gap down to under 1 minute, Martin forges on alone. Yet, with 22 kms to go he is reeled in, too. Then Rui Costa gives it a go for around 15 kms and with 4.5 left he is brought back.

The race boils down to a sprint of a selective peloton with Sagan outpowering Kristoff after an ultimate jump.

Tour de France 2016 stage 16: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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