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Rogers wins 16th stage

Tour de France

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France — Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling’s greatest race on Tuesday by leading a breakaway group to a downhill finish as the pack entered the Pyrenees.
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, finishing about 8 1/2 minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16, the longest stage of this year’s race and the first of three days in the mountains on France’s border with Spain.
Behind the Italian, the contest for podium places was ...


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