Bern - Suisse  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -    Peter Sagan (SLK-Tinkoff) - Oleg Tinkov  pictured during stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern, Switserland - 206.00 km - photo Dion Kerckhoffs/Tim van Wichelen/Cor Vos © 2016

Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 19, 2016

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In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France; Dowsett wins final stage TT, Wellens takes overall Poland; Mareczko wins in another sprint at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Trek: Mollema can continue to improve in the future; Successful back surgery for Theuns; Dombrowski extends with Cannondale-Drapac; New Irish ProContinental team for 2017; Judge tells driver who hit cyclist he’d now have to cycle to work; Tour de France, stage 16 recap; Tour de France, stage 15 on-board highlights; United States of Criterium: Tulsa Tough; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 3; Revealed – riders’ musical tastes; OBE Backstage Pace, stage 15; 360° video – Last kilometer at the Mont Ventoux; Winning can be dangerous

Bern - Suisse  - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  John Degenkolb (GER-Giant-Alpecin) Peter Sagan (SLK-Tinkoff) - Alexander Kristoff (NOR-Katusha) - Fabian Cancellara (SUI-Trek Segafredo)  pictured during stage 16 of the 2016 Tour de France from  Moirans-en-Montagne to Bern, Switserland - 206.00 km - photo NV/PN/Cor Vos © 2016

In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France

by Michael Better

There was was no fairytale Tour de France ending for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) on Monday in Berne, the Swiss rider’s hometown, as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the Stage 16 victory out of a select group, in a photo finish.

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) finished second by mere centimetres and Sondre Holst Enger (IAM) finished third. Cancellara was in the mix, but could only muster sixth on the stage.

The peloton had to navigate a technical finale on stage 16 with a cobblestone-lined climb coming in the final kilometres. The peloton split dramatically on the climb with the classics riders of the peloton coming to the fore.

Ramunas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Drapac) and Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo) tried an attack, but it came to nothing due to the high pace in the bunch. Warren Barguil (Giant-Alepcin) led the peloton into the final kilometre in support of his teammate John Degankolb.

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) opened the sprint, but the Spaniard didn’t have the speed to compete with the likes of Kristoff and Sagan. The world champion captured the victory with the bike throw, his third stage victory of this year’s Tour. Kristoff later admitted he’d misjudged the line, due to shadows on the finishing straight.

Stage 16: Moirans-en-Montagne > Berne - Stage Result

Monday 18th July 2016

1. sk
SAGAN Peter
Tinkoff
04:26:02
2. no
KRISTOFF Alexander
Team Katusha
-
3. no
ENGER Sondre Holst
IAM Cycling
-
4. de
DEGENKOLB John
Team Giant - Alpecin
-
5. au
MATTHEWS Michael
ORICA-BikeExchange
-
6. ch
CANCELLARA Fabian
Trek - Segafredo
-
7. be
VANMARCKE Sep
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
-
8. ar
RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano
Etixx - Quick Step
-
9. no
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
Dimension Data
-
10. be
VAN AVERMAET Greg
BMC Racing Team
-
11. es
VALVERDE Alejandro
Movistar Team
-
12. at
KONRAD Patrick
Bora-Argon 18
-
13. fr
BARDET Romain
AG2R La Mondiale
-
14. gb
FROOME Christopher
Team Sky
-
15. za
MEINTJES Louis
Lampre - Merida
-
16. ch
REICHENBACH Sebastien
FDJ
-
17. cz
KREUZIGER Roman
Tinkoff
-
18. au
PORTE Richie
BMC Racing Team
-
19. gb
YATES Adam
ORICA-BikeExchange
-
20. nl
MOLLEMA Bauke
Trek - Segafredo
-
21. nl
KELDERMAN Wilco
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
-
22. us
VAN GARDEREN Tejay
BMC Racing Team
-
23. gb
CAVENDISH Mark
Dimension Data
-
24. nl
CLEMENT Stef
IAM Cycling
-
25. es
RODRíGUEZ Joaquim
Team Katusha
-

 

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Today’s feature image comes from stage 16 of the Tour de France.

  • Similar to the bike crasher being told to ride to work, here’s a road rager who has to cycle after being disqualified
    http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4038386/bicycle-anger-cancels-licence/?cs=11

    • jules

      these stories are great due to the rarity of taking serious action against motorists. usually it’s more like “mm… try not to do it again, I understand though *wink*”

  • Bex

    So is anyone going to hold Oleg to staying in cycling now that Sagan has won the 2 stages. It seemed a bit far fetched on stage 2 to think he’d be able to get another two, but he’s done it.

    • Laurens

      I was thinking the same. Very surprised that no one is bringing this up (I mean: other than you, obviously)

    • Dave

      That will have to wait. Vaughters is still yet to fulfil his promise to shut down Slipstream after they tripped the dope-o-meter last year.

      • Joann Hobbs

        <<o. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!be986p:….,.

  • Nitro

    Love the “Life on Tour” video…. but you’re still not getting any sympathy…

    Hands up who’s happily swap for the “Tour life isn’t as glamorous as you might think”…..

    • BRK

      Yep, love the TDF vlogs

  • Arfy

    Riding to work isn’t a punishment, being stuck in a car in peak-hour traffic is though.

  • Dave

    The last person in any sport to take as much pain from a teammate as Alaphilippe did last night was Stuart Meaker.

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