They were not allowed to miss the appointment, under penalty of disappearing until the arrival on the Champs-Elysée. And as expected, the sprinters of the platoon compete for the & # 39; victory; a stage from recovery to the second rest of the Tour de France 2019. Author of a remarkable sprint, the Australian four-pound Caleb Ewan won the 16th stage in Nimes, his second on & # 39; a Tour, for his first times at & # 39; the roads of France.
The first sprinter to double the lead in this very controversial edition, the Lotto-Soudal rider has defeated Elia Viviani, Dylan Groenewegen and Peter Sagan, who have an almost decisive advantage in a green jersey.
Long walk of 177 km, the step Gardoise has, as expected, released a burglary, but without ever let go of the steering wheel. Alexis Gougeard (AG2R), Lukasz Wisniowski (CCC), Stéphane Rossetto (Cofidis), Paul Ourselin (Total Direct Energy) and Lars Bak (Dimension Data) were caught in the last few kilometers after animation (at least) of & # 39; e race.
If we could predict sidewalks, the stage saw no team trying to pack the race, under a glowing sun. But the title holder, Geraint Thomas, was scared, and fell at the beginning of the stage after he bumped his wheel into a pavement. But the Welsh Ineos joined the platoon and completed the stage without any incidents.
Unlike Astana's Dane, Jacob forced Fuglsang, leaving for a fall in Uzes's streets, and Nairo Quintana and Roman cruiser, who lost a minute in & # 39; a final of a step.
Tomorrow the riders will start from Pont du Gard to join Gap. A stage with a smoother profile than the day, which can have surprises for the three alpine stages of the 2019 Tour. Julian Alaphilip will start in yellow again.
Thank you all for following this step of recovery with us, we will meet tomorrow.