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Tour de France 2014 Stage 16: Rogers claims first Tour win, Pinot moves up on GC

Tour de France 2014 Stage 16: Rogers claims first Tour win, Pinot moves up on GC

After Rafal Majka in the Alps, another of Alberto Contador’s domestiques claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France. Michael Rogers managed to get rid of the Europcar duo formed of Thomas Voeckler and Cyril Gautier to arrive solo in Bagnères-de-Luchon. In the yellow jersey group, Thibaut Pinot took a significant advantage over direct rivals Tejay van Garderen and Romain Bardet while Vincenzo Nibali comfortably retained the overall lead.

Tour de France 2014 Stage 15: Kristoff makes it two on a cruel outcome for Bauer and Elmiger

Tour de France 2014 Stage 15: Kristoff makes it two on a cruel outcome for Bauer and Elmiger

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) claimed his second stage win in Nîmes after the peloton caught the two courageous breakaway riders in a thrilling finale. Near the antique Arenas, the Norwegian triumphed like a gladiator as the outcome was cruel for Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger who escaped from the start of the 222-km long stage and got caught in the last 50 metres!