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Summary

  1. Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (online only)
  2. Stage 16 is from Le Puy-en-Velay to Romans-sur-Isere
  3. Matthews wins sprint from select group
  4. Kittel caught out and dropped by peloton
  5. GB's Froome retains yellow but Ireland's Martin loses time

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By Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Another frenetic day on the Tour de France comes to a close.

    You can read all about it in our report, which is building here.

    The yellow jersey competition is still in the balance, as is the green jersey battle after Michael Matthews' victory today.

    Join us tomorrow for stage 17.

    But for now, goodbye.

  2. The winning moment

    Here's Michael Matthews taking the win, his bike lunge enough to hold off Edvald Boasson Hagen.

    Michael Matthews pips Edvald Boasson Hagen
    Image caption: Michael Matthews pips Edvald Boasson Hagen
  3. 'I didn't have great legs' - Martin

    Ireland's Dan Martin, speaking to ITV4: "I didn't have great legs today and the team was suffering.

    "We put a brave face on it at the start but we've had a few people sick.

    "The climb put everyone in the red and then it was so dangerous on the downhill. I had to slam the brakes on a couple of times and that contributed me to losing a few places."

  4. Post update

    Stage winner Michael Matthews: "Normally I can win one stage in a tour but the second one hardest to get.

    "To get two in three days won't sink in until tomorrow morning.

    "I was trying to go in the breakaway but Quick-Step covered me then I heard Marcel Kittel was getting dropped so I put the pressure on.

    "When he was one minute over the top of that climb we decided to start really pulling and give me a better opportunity to go for the sprint at the end."

  5. Top 10 on GC

    No changes in the top four, who are all within 30 seconds, but Dan Martin the big loser as he slips out of the top five.

    Alberto Contador also slips out of the top 10 and Louis Meintjes loses yet more time to Simon Yates in the best young rider's competition.

    1. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) 68hrs 18mins 36secs
    2. Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) +18secs
    3. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R) +23secs
    4. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Cannondale-Drapac) +29secs
    5. Mikel Landa (Spa/Team Sky) +1min 17secs
    6. Simon Yates (GB/Orica) +2mins 02secs
    7. Dan Martin (Ire/Quick-Step) +2mins 03secs
    8. Louis Meintjes (SA/Team UAE Emirates) +6mins 00secs
    9. Damiano Caruso (Ita/BMC) +6mins 05secs
    10. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +6mins 16secs
  6. Top 10 on stage 16

    1. Michael Matthews (Aus/Sunweb) 3hrs 38mins 15secs
    2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor/Dimension Data) Same time
    3. John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo)
    4. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/BMC)
    5. Christophe Laporte (Fra/Cofidis)
    6. Jens Keukeleire (Bel/Orica)
    7. Tony Gallopin (Fra/Lotto Soudal)
    8. Tiesj Benoot (Bel/Lotto Soudal)
    9. Maciej Bodnar (Pol/Bora)
    10. Romain Hardy (Fra/Fortuneo-Oscaro)
  7. Post update

    The race jury have had a look at the flick from Matthews that Degenkolb was complaining about.

    Nothing doing - Matthews remains as the stage winner.

  8. Post update

    Mikel Landa and Simon Yates do indeed leapfrog Dan Martin into fifth and sixth respectively.

  9. Post update

    Chris Froome retains the yellow jersey, he was well-protected by his Sky team-mates all day.

  10. Post update

    Looks like Dan Martin has lost 51 seconds after being caught out by that split in the run-in, which drops him down to seventh overall on general classification.

  11. Post update

    From side on, it wasn't as close as first thought - Matthews had about a wheel on Boasson Hagen, who came from miles back but ultimately left it too late.

    Degenkolb was gesticulating wildly that he'd been blocked off by Matthews in the finale.

    Just frustration or could there be more to Degenkolb's protest?

  12. BreakingMATTHEWS WINS STAGE 16

    A perfect day for Michael Matthews ends in the perfect result.

    His second stage win of this Tour.

    The Aussie's Sunweb team were majestic today - dropping green jersey Marcel Kittel on the first climb, never to get back on.

    He won the intermediate sprint and then takes maximum points in Romans-sur-Isere - 50 points overall.

    He trails Kittel by just 29 points in the points classification now.

  13. Photo finish!

    Degenkolb, Matthews and Boasson Hagen all there on the line.

    It's too close to call...

  14. 200m to go

    Greg van Avermaet goes early - where's Edvald Boasson Hagen?

    Has he left it too late - here comes the Norwegian...

    Michael Matthews there too...

  15. 1km to go

    Bennati is about to be caught as he passes under the 1km to go mark.

    Sprint to come...

  16. Bennati attacks

    2km to go

    Movistar's Daniele Bennati tries to catch out the front group with a long-distance dig.

    Sunweb's Warren Barguil leaps to the front to close it down, in service of team-mate Michael Matthews.

  17. 3km to go

    Here's who to look out for in the finish - Michael Matthews, Edvald Boasson Hagen and John Degenkolb are all up there.

    Greg van Avermaet may also fancy a long-distance surge.

    Boasson Hagent the favourite now, for me.

  18. 33" back to Martin group

    Simon Brotherton

    Radio 5 live at the Tour de France

    Dan Martin's podium hopes are on the line now.

  19. 4km to go

    Jack Bauer has gone very deep into the red, trying to bring back the front group for his team-mate Dan Martin.

    He finally swings off, exhausted and no one comes through to take it on.

    Alberto Contador has also slipped almost a minute behind the front group now.

  20. 5km to go

    It wasn't Mikel Landa who was the Sky rider going out the back, the Spaniard is still up there with his leader Chris Froome.

    Into the final, frenetic five kilometres we go.