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Stage 16

Date: Wednesday July 18

Start: Pau


Length: 197km

Type: High mountains

If the overall standings have only been stirred so far, they are going to be well and truly shaken on what is a brutal day in the mountains, following Tuesday’s rest day.

With four renowned summits to conquer, starting with the hors-catégorie Aubisque and the Tourmalet, followed by the first-category Aspin and Peyresourde, the climbers are going to be in their element.

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