Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France Stage 7

by CyclingTips

Photography by BrakeThrough Media, Jered & Ashley Gruber, Cor Vos

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) is quickly becoming the breakaway specialist of his generation, as he soloed to victory on stage 7 of the 2016 Tour de France in what was the first day in the Pyrenees.

The victory comes as a bit of redemption for Cummings after he was left off the Great Britain men’s road team for the Olympic games. He was able to escape his fellow breakaway companions on the flat run-in to the Col d’Aspin and then power over the climb and descend to victory.

“Of all my victories, I think it’s the best one,” Cummings said after the stage. “The Tour is the Tour, it’s special. I didn’t just want to win a stage this year, I needed to win a stage this year. I had a different condition from last year as I started the Tour riding for Mark [Cavendish] who is such a winner and an inspiration. It’s brilliant, it’s fantastic.”

Read the full stage 7 race report, highlight video and results here.

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