7:30 am
September 15

Tour de France Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin/Villard-de-Lans

Who will WIN the STAGE?

Marc Hirschi, Julian Alaphilippe or Daniel Martinez

Any Other Cyclist


Current odds:

Marc Hirschi: (+900)

Julian Alaphilippe: (+900)

Michal Kwiatkowski: (+1200)

Maximilian Schachmann: (+1600)

Daniel Martinez: (+1600)

Lennard Kamna: (+1800)

Tadej Pogacar: (+2000)

Richard Carapaz: (+2000)


Stage 16 brings the Tour out of its second day of rest with the first of three days in the Alps, a 164-kilometer stage with five classified climbs and an uphill finish in Villard de Lans.

The real action should be on the Category 1 Montée Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte, which climbs from the valley outside of Grenoble to a ridge along the eastern edge of the Vercors plateau. The road then descends for about 18 km to the top of the plateau, before a category 3 climb to the finish line at Villard de Lans.

This is the easiest of the three alpine stages of the last week, and should serve more as an appetizer than a main course, especially since a high altitude summit arrival is looming in Méribel the next day. . So we suspect another breakaway filled with talented climbers but out of competition to find success, as the GC du Tour contenders pick up the pace, reserving themselves for Wednesday’s showdown.


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