Tour de France arrives in Luchon

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe won an eventful stage 16 of the Tour de France after Britain’s Adam Yates crashed late on while leading.

Yates crested the final climb alone but fell on the descent 7km before the finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon.

Alaphilippe was applying the pressure behind and swung past to claim his second victory of this year’s Tour.

Geraint Thomas kept the yellow jersey and leads fellow Briton and team-mate Chris Froome by one minute 39 seconds.

The gentleman, stage right is our good friend, Louis Ferre, the Mayor of Luchon.


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