Tour de France 2024 Favourites stage 16: For fast men #8

Jasper Philipsen - Tour de France 2024 Favourites stage 16: For fast men #8foto: Cor VosTypically, the sprinters in the Tour de France have their final - and arguably best - opportunity on the last day. This time, it comes as early as the 16th stage, with the Tour de France finishing in Nice with an ITT instead of the traditional finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The route is 100% tailored for the fast men. There’s only one climb on the course, the Côte de Fambetou, which rises 1.2 kilometres with an average gradient of 5%. It’s a mere trifle, unlikely to affect the race dynamics, since its summit is 76 kilometres from the finish.

However, what could influence the race are crosswinds. Conditions in this part of Occitany can get quite lively. Seven years ago, during a Vuelta stage going in the opposite direction, echelons shredded the peloton to pieces.

But whether echelons form or not, a fast man is still likely to come out on top in Nîmes.

Favourites 16th stage 2024 Tour de France

*** Arnaud De Lie, Jasper Philipsen, Dylan Groenewegen
** Pascal Ackermann, Biniam Girmay, Mark Cavendish, Sam Bennett
* Fernando Gaviria, Arnaud Démare, Alexander Kristoff, Phil Bauhaus

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