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2013 Tour de France
100th edition: June 29 - July 21, 2013

Stage 16 results and photos

Back to 2013 Tour de France | Photos from stage 16 (posted bleow results and maps) |

Tuesday, 16 July: Stage 16: Vaison la Romaine - Gap, 168 km

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Stage 16 finish

Weather: At the finish in Gap at 12:45 PM local time it's 28C (83F), sunny, with the wind from the southeast at 10 kph (6 mph). The wind is forecast to shift and be from the west-southwest. There is a 20% chance of rain in Gap. Humidity is 44%.

The Race: 179 riders started and finished today, Thibaut Pinot and Danny van Poppel having dropped out before the stage start.

A big move of 20 that grew to 32 riders went early. By 27 km into the race, the gap back to the bunch was 35 seconds. Five kilometers later they were caught.

Almost immediately, a counter-attack with Philippe Gilbert, Rui Costa, Johnny Hoogerland, and Thomas Voeckler went off. This time it looked like the peloton had accepted the break and 44 kilometers into the stage the 26 riders had 5min 41sec. The highest placed member in the break was Daniel Navarro, 26th in GC and 23min 26sec down.

The first two hours were raced at 43.0 km/hr and the gap had grown to 7min 43sec.

Sky rode at the front and was content to give race leader Froome an easy day letting the break ride away. With 42 km remaining the lead had grown to 9min 42sec.

With the start in Gap of the Col de Manse, Blel Kadri and Jean-Marc Marino had escaped and were dangling 18 seconds ahead of the break with the peloton almost 12 minutes back. The crowds in Gap were huge.

After a series of attacks from several riders, Rui Alberto Costa had driven himself 23 seconds clear of what was left of the break.

When the Yellow Jersey group hit the Col de Manse, Katusha with Joaquin Rodriguez tried to pull clear but Sky was having none of it. Katusha's acceleration had, however, thinned the pack. Cadel Evans and Mikel Nieve were among the casualties. Soon there were only about six riders left with Froome.

Bam! Alberto Contador jumped. Richie Porte dragged the others back. A couple of kilometers up the climb Contador went again and again Porte pulled him back. Another Contador attack and Porte was dispatched. Then the Froome group slowed and Porte regained contact. Another casualty was GC 9th place Laurens Ten Dam, who was not among the riders with Froome.

Over the top of the Manse, Costa was 50 seconds ahead of his chasers.

Costa's move was perfectly timed. He cruised into Gap alone for a brilliant solo win.

About eleven minutes later the Yellow Jersey Group crested the Manse. They descended at speed with Contador relentlessly attacking out of every corner. Contador faltered on a corner (couldn't exactly see what happened), putting Froome into the grass. The two were up quickly. Porte waited and paced the duo back up to the others, who looked to have waited for the Yellow Jersey. Froome waved to Contador to come to the front to do some work, but Contador declined the privilege. During the final kilometers Alejandro Valverde dragged the group to the finish, working to distance teammate Nairo Quintana from Laurens Ten Dam.

This was a hard day of racing instead of what was expected, an easy day before Wednesday's time trial.


  1. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) 3hr 52min 45sec. 43.3 km/hr
  2. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 42sec
  3. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) s.t.
  4. Jérôme Coppel (Cofidis) s.t.
  5. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) s.t.
  6. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) @ 1min 0sec
  7. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) @ 1min 1sec
  8. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) @ 1min 4sec
  9. Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  10. Ramunas Navadauskas (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  11. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  12. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
  13. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
  14. Laurent Didier (Radio Shack) s.t.
  15. Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil) @ 1min 9sec
  16. Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1min 26sec
  17. Jean-Marc Marino (Sojasun) s.t.
  18. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) s.t.
  19. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
  20. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 2min 21sec
  21. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack) @ 2min 26sec
  22. Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida) @ 3min34sec
  23. Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 3min 42sec
  24. Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  25. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  26. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) @ 5min 27sec
  27. Nairo Alexander Quintana @ 11min 8sec
  28. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) s.t.
  29. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  30. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) s.t.
  31. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  32. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  33. Alejnadro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  34. Richie Porte (Sky) s.t.
  35. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 12min 8sec
  36. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  37. Maxime monfort (Radio Shack) s.t.
  38. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) s.t.
  39. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) s.t.
  40. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  41. Steve Morabito (BMC) s.t.
  42. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) s.t.
  43. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  44. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  45. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 12min 47sec
  46. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  47. John Gadret (Ag2r) s.t.
  48. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) s.t.
  49. Rudy Molard (Cofidis) s.t.
  50. Robert Gesink (Belkin) s.t.

General Classification: 2,736 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.92 km/hr (26.05 mph).

  1. Christopher Froome (Sky) 65hr 15min 36sec
  2. Bauke Mollema (Belkin) @ 4min 14sec
  3. Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 4min 25sec
  4. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 4min 28sec
  5. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) @ 5min 47sec
  6. Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin) @ 5min 54sec
  7. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) @ 7min11sec
  8. Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) @ 7min 22sec
  9. Jean-Christophe Péraud (Ag2r) @ 8mn 47sec
  10. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 9min 28sec
  11. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 9min 37sec
  12. Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 10min 54sec
  13. Andrew Yalansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 13min 32sec
  14. Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) @ 13min 54sec
  15. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 14min 42sec
  16. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack) @ 14min 47sec
  17. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 16min 40sec
  18. Mike Nieve (Euskaltel) @ 19min 51sec
  19. Andy Schleck (Radio Shack) @ 21min 7sec
  20. Rui Alberto Costa (Movistar) @ 22min 34sec
  21. Daniel Moreno (Katusha) @ 23min 35sec
  22. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 24min 50sec
  23. Steve Morabito (BMC) @ 29min 45sec
  24. Jan Bakelants (Radio Shack) 2 31min 9sec
  25. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 32min 5sec
  26. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 32min 53sec
  27. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 34min 20sec
  28. Igor Anton (Euskaltel) @ 34min 28sec
  29. Andreas Klöden (Radio Shack) @ 34min 29sec
  30. José Serpa (Lampre-Merida) @ 34min 41sec
  31. Robert Gesink (Belkin) @ 35min 7sec
  32. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 36min 5sec
  33. John Gadret (Ag2r) @ 38min 49sec
  34. Nicolas Roche (saxo-Tinkoff) @ 40min 12sec
  35. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  36. Maxime Mederel (Sojasun) @ 42min 17sec
  37. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 44min 16sec
  38. Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel) @ 44min 55sec
  39. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) @ 45min 45sec
  40. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 47min 28sec
  41. Hubert Dupont (Ag2r) @ 55min 36sec
  42. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack) @ 55min 36sec
  43. Bram Tankink (Belkin) @ 56mn 31sec
  44. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) @ 59min 7sec
  45. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 59min 53sec
  46. Yury Torfimov (Katusha) @ 1hr 1min 4sec
  47. Laurent Didier (Radio Shack) @ 1hr 1min 43sec
  48. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) @ 1hr 1mn 58sec
  49. Tom Dumoulin (Argos-Shimano) @ 1hr 2min 3sec
  50. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 1hr 4min 56sec


  1. Christopher Froome (Sky): 83 points
  2. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar): 66
  3. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel): 53
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 51
  5. Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff): 28


  1. Peter Sagan (Cannondale): 377 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 278
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 223
  4. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano): 177
  5. Alexander Kristoff (Katusha): 157

Young Rider:

  1. Nairo Alexander Quintana (Movistar) 65hr 21min 23sec
  2. Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 3min 50sec
  3. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) @ 7min 45sec
  4. Romain Bardet (Ag2r) @ 19min 3sec
  5. Arthur Vichot (FDJ) @ 53min 20sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack: 195hr 0min 32sec
  2. Saxo-Tinkoff @ 3min 11sec
  3. Ag2r @ 4min 4sec
  4. Movistar @ 14min 0sec
  5. Belkin @ 19min 8sec

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 profile

Stage 16 profile

Photos from stage 16:

Rui Alberto Faria

Rui Alberto Costa descending the Col de Manse on his way to stage victory.

Christophe Riblon

Christophe Riblon was next in the barn after Costa.

Arnold Jeannesson

Arnold Jeanneson

Jerome Coppel

Jérôme Coppel

Philippe Gilbert

A minute back Philippe Gilbert chases.

Peter Velits

Peter Velits

Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche

thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler

Descent panorama

The racers head for home.

Arthur Vichot

French road champion Arthur Vichot

Przymeslaw Niemiec

Przemyslaw Niemiec

Andrey Amador

Andrey Amador

Tejay Van Garderen

Tejay Van Garderen

Tony Martin

Tony Martin

Alberto Contador and Christopher Froome

Eleven minutes back Alberto Contador and Christopher Froome battle each other.

Stage 16 finish

Not being in contention for GC, Rui Costa started celebrating well before the line.

Field sprint

Christophe Riblon leads the first group in.

Philippe Gilbert group finishes

Twenty seconds later the Gilbert group finishes.

Stage 16 field sprint

Nairo Quintana wins the sprint of the Yellow Jersey group.

Rui Costa

Stage winner Rui Costa

Christopher Froome

Despite the day's aggression, Froome's substantial lead was never in danger.