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VIDEO: Tour de France stage 16 preview

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.

VIDEO: Tour de France stage 16 preview
Photo: www.letour.fr

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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Man arrested after climbing tallest building in Paris

A man was arrested on Friday after climbing up the facade of the Tour Montparnasse, the tallest building in Paris. a police source said.

Man arrested after climbing tallest building in Paris
The man raises a free hand in the middle of his climb. Photo: Francois Maligorne/AFP
The unnamed climber, who used no harnesses or other aids, was detained after he got to the top of the 210-metre (690 feet) office block, the source said.
   
He began the ascent in the early evening and was arrested at 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) after a rescue worker descended on a rope and accompanied him to the roof of the tower.
 
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It wasn't the first time a climber had taken on the Tour Montparnasse. In 2015 the French “Spiderman” Alain Robert completed the daring feat with a Nepalese flag in hand, in tribute to the victims of a devastating earthquake in the country.
   
The Tour Montparnasse is not as high as the famous Eiffel Tower but remains the only skyscraper in the Paris city centre.
 
 
The security services' DOPC intervention and protection group (Gip) abseiled down to reach the man.
Francois MALIGORNE / AFP
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