After spending a supposed ‘rest day’ responding to yet more allegations and suspicions of doping, Team Sky rider Chris Froome will be pleased to get back on his bike on Tuesday as he tries to defend his lead on stage 16 of the Tour de France from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap.
Published: 16 July 2013 08:37 CEST
Stage 16 of this year’s race from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap is relatively short, at 168 km, but the peloton won’t be given an easy ride over the undulating terrain.
See video preview of the stage below courtesy of Global Cycling Network.
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