News : Tour de France – Stage 16 in the live ticker: Buchmann is already looking towards the Alps

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Tour de France - Stage 16 in the live ticker: Buchmann is already looking towards the Alps

After hard mountain stages waiting for the 16th stage of the Tour de France again a section for the sprinters. Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani and Dylan Groenewegen are in demand. For Emanuel Buchmann's top favorites, it's likely to be a day of preparation. All information in the live ticker.

13.30: The 16th stage is released!

13:11: Welcome to the live ticker of FOCUS Online! The 16th stage of the Tour de France with start and finish in Nimes should still be one of the lighter sections for the professional cyclists. After a hard weekend in the Pyrenees and the rest day in Nimes, the explosive sprinters are in demand again. For Emanuel Buchmann and the other top favorites, the stage is just a preparation day in the direction of the Alps.

Stage: There was hardly another stage so flat. The 177 kilometers that lead from Nimes via Lédignan, Alès and Remoulins back to Nimes, involve hardly tricky passages. After 96 kilometers, a rise in the fourth and lowest category is overcome, which should not be a problem for the peloton.

favorites: The Sprinter teams will do everything to ensure a mass arrival in Nimes. Tony Martin's team Jumbo-Visma (for Dylan Groenewegen) and Lotto-Soudal (for Caleb Ewan) are just as responsible as the German team Bora-hansgrohe, which rides for three-time World Champion Peter Sagan. In the mass arrivals Sagan was against the top sprinters but usually without great chances, that could change this Tuesday.

German: Apart from Emanuel Buchmann's fourth places at the Tourmalet and in Foix Prat d'Albis, absolute top rankings of the German professional cyclists are still missing. Tony Martin gave away the time trial, veteran Andre Greipel was missing in the mass sprints as well as the final speed as the now retired Rick Zabel. Is there still a German stage win? This Tuesday does not speak for it.

The yellow jersey: France's crowd pleaser Julian Alaphilippe may defend the "Maillot Jaune" another day. Normally there is no danger for the pursuers on the flat stage. Only on Thursday, when it comes to Valloire, come the classification driver back into the game.

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