Tour de France 2016 Stages
Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) sprinted to his 30th lifetime victory at stage 14 of the Tour de France 2016 and now sits just 4 wins behind Eddy Merckx who has the most career stage wins at the Tour.
It was a great day. It was a long day and it was easy to lose concentration and waste energy on a day like today. When it’s a headwind and the sun is out like that, you really have to try preserve yourself. The guys made sure I had everything I needed and was sheltered from the wind the whole day. Natnael rode the whole day from the front and then it was important to be on the front from a long way out because of the narrow road. We had Daniel and Serge riding to control the bunch and catch the breakaway. We had to use Bernie up early as well.
He had to drop us off with 6km to go. From then on it was Reinie and Edvald looking after me. With 2km to go I saw Etixx-Quickstep were a little undermanned for a headwind finish, so I made sure I was on Marcel Kittel’s wheel. Edvald stayed there with me to make sure I was sheltered from the wind and I just rode of the back of those. Kittel was left a little early into the headwind so I waited until he got his peak speed and then jumped around him for the line. I am really happy with another win for Team Dimension Data and more exposure for Qhubeka, to get 5000 children on bicycles.
– Mark Cavendish
Alexander Kristoff (Kathusha) was second and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) was third.
The majority of the peloton finished with the same time, with no changes to the top of the overall classification as the race heads to the mountains for stage 15. On tap for tomorrow are two category 1 climbs, one category 2, two category 3, and one HC climb along the 160 km route from Bourg-en-Bresse to Culoz.
Tour de France 2016 Stage 14 Top Ten
- Mark CAVENDISH (GBR) DDD 5:43:49
- Alexander KRISTOFF (NOR) KAT +0
- Peter SAGAN (SVK) TNK +0
- John DEGENKOLB (GER) TGA +0
- Marcel KITTEL (GER) EQS +0
- André GREIPEL (GER) LTS +0
- Bryan COQUARD (FRA) DEN +0
- Davide CIMOLAI (ITA) LAM +0
- Christophe LAPORTE (FRA) COF +0
- Samuel DUMOULIN (FRA) ALM +0
Tour de France 2016 General Classification Top Ten after Stage 14
- Christopher FROOME Great Britain SKY 63:46:40
- Bauke MOLLEMA Netherlands TFS +1:47
- Adam YATES Great Britain OBE +2:45
- Nairo Alexander QUINTANA ROJAS Colombia MOV +2:59
- Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV +3:17
- Tejay VAN GARDEREN United States BMC +3:19
- Romain BARDET France ALM +4:04
- Richie PORTE Australia BMC +4:27
- Daniel MARTIN Ireland EQS +5:03
- Fabio ARU Italy AST +5:16
Tour de France 2016 Jerseys after Stage 14
Yellow Leader’s jersey: Chris Froome
Green Sprinter’s jersey: Peter Sagan
Polka dot KOM jersey: Thomas De Gendt
White Best Young Rider jersey: Adam Yates
Tour de France 2016 Stage 14 route
Date: 16 July, 2016
Finish: Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux
Distance: 208.5 km
Tour de France 2016 Stage 14 route map
Tour de France 2016 Stage 14 profile
Tour de France 2016 Stage 14
20.5 km – Côte de Puy-Saint-Martin 3.6 kilometre-long climb at 5.2% – category 4
93.5 km – Côte du Four-à-Chaux 3.9 kilometre-long climb at 4.2% – category 4
101.5 km – Côte d’Hauterives 2.1 kilometre-long climb at 5.5% – category 4
Maps courtesy of Le Tour de France / © A.S.O.