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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome keeps the lead as Matthews wins stage 16 (VIDEO)



Today’s stage of the Tour de France brought a hectic, yet interesting race which kept Froome in the same, leading position as Sunweb’s Michael Matthews took his second stage victory as his team had to work really hard to keep the holder of green jersey, Marcel Kittel out of conflict.


Today’s 165-km stage held a lot of tension and excitement especially during the last part as crosswinds split the peloton right before Michael Matthews held off Hagen.


Currently speaking, Froome leads the competition by 18 seconds over Italian Fabio Aru and there are only five stages left until the final day of the Tour.



Stage 16 results:


Michael Matthews (Aus/Sunweb): 3hrs 38mins 15secs


Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/Dimension Data) Same time


John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo)


Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC)


Christophe Laporte (Fra/Cofidis)


Jens Keukeleire (Bel/Orica)


Tony Gallopin (Fra/Lotto Soudal)


Tiesj Benoot (Bel/Lotto Soudal)


Maciej Bodnar (Pol/Bora)


Romain Hardy (Fra/Fortuneo-Oscaro)



General classification after stage 16 results:


Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky): 68hrs 18mins 36secs


Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana): +18secs


Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R): +23secs


Rigoberto Uran (Col/Cannondale-Drapac): +29secs


Mikel Landa (Spa/Team Sky): +1min 17secs


Simon Yates (GB/Orica): +2mins 02secs


Dan Martin (Ire/Quick-Step): +2mins 03secs


Louis Meintjes (SA/Team UAE Emirates): +6mins 00secs


Damiano Caruso (Ita/BMC): +6mins 05secs


Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar): +6mins 16secs


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