Stage 16 Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon | Tour de France 2018

Jul 24, 07:07 PM

The Tour de France resumed after its rest day with a dramatic opening stage in the Pyrenees.

An incident early in the stage paused the race. A protest by farmers brought the peloton to a halt and police seeking to get things under control used tear gas which then blew into some of the riders’ eyes. We explain what was happening.

Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and François Thomazeau are joined by Daniel Friebe and Ciro Scognamiglio to discuss the big talking points. There was Julian Alaphilippe’s second stage win, a crash for Adam Yates when he looked to be moving into a winning position and some puzzling tactics by teams that should have their eyes on the overall race for the yellow jersey. Ciro gives us an update on how Italy’s Tour is going following the crash that ruled out Vincenzo Nibali and Gianni Moscon’s disqualification.

We then turn attentions to tomorrow’s 17th stage – a short, explosive 65-kilometre stage with an innovative ‘gridded’ start.

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