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Live Reporting

Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right that's me done for today. Thanks for joining me.

    You can read our report (which is in construction) on stage 16 here.

    I'll be back on Wednesday as we head up for the rarefied air of the Col de la Loze

    A bientot.

  2. 'It has been an absolutely awesome day' - Kamna

    Stage winner Lennard Kamna: "I'm feeling great. It has been an absolutely awesome day for me out there. I knew I had to make it to the finish alone in order to win.

    "On the climb, I saw [Richard] Carapaz was losing speed after his attacks and I understood it was my moment to have a go. This victory is a big relief for the team. As for me, I couldn’t imagine I was able to pull out a victory like this one."

  3. GC Standings

    Here are how things stand in the general classification after stage 16:

    1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 70hrs 6mins 47secs

    2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +40secs

    3. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Pro Cycling) +1mins 34secs

    4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +1mins 45secs

    5. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +2mins 03secs

    6. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +2mins 13secs

    7. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren) +2mins 16secs

    8. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) +3mins 15secs

    9. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +5mins 19secs

    10. Nairo Quintana (Col/Arkea-Samsic) +5mins 43secs

  4. Post update

    In case you're wondering, Egan Bernal rode in about 10 minutes ahead of the broom wagon.

  5. Stage 16 results

    1. Lennard Kamna (Ger/Bora-Hansgrohe) 4hrs 12mins secs

    2. Richard Carapaz (Ecu/Ineos Grenadiers) +1mins 27secs

    3. Sebastien Reichenbach (Swi/Groupama-FDJ) +1mins 56secs

    4. Pavel Sivakov (Rus/Ineos Grenadiers) +2mins 34secs

    5. Simon Geschke (Ger/CCC) +2mins 35secs

    6. Warren Barguil (Fra/Arkea Samsic) +2mins 37secs

    7. Tiesj Benoot (Bel/Sunweb) +2mins 41secs

    8. Nicolas Roche (Ire/Sun) +2mins 47 secs

    9. Qunetin Pacher (Fra/B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) 2mins 51 secs

    10. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick-Step 2mins 54 secs

  6. 'We will keep fighting' - Sivakov

    Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov speaking to ITV4: "It was a really hard start. It was really hectic. We all knew it was a day for a breakaway and we managed to get three guys in.

    "We’re disappointed to finish second. I don’t know if we could have managed it differently. We have shown that we have lost the GC but we are still here to try and win stages. We will keep fighting and the spirit is still there."

  7. Post update

    Primoz Roglic has well and truly had his card marked.

    Tadej Pogacar just upped the tempo at the end of the stage attacking his compatriot a couple of times.

    Nice counter from Miguel Angel Lopez, clipping off the front to finish ahead of the Slovenian duo but it doesn't look like he has got any reward for that.

  8. Post update

    Another bad day for Nairo Quintana who is dropped by Pogacar's acceleration.

  9. Post update

    Two kilometres to go and Tadej Pogacar has moved up to the front.

    Is he going to clip off the front and attack. Primoz Roglic is keeping an eye on this. He won't want to surrender any of his lead here.

  10. Post update

    Still three kilometres left for the peloton who are 12 minutes down on the winning time.

  11. Carapaz named most combative rider

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    Decent showing from Ineos who switched tactics and had two riders in the top four (with Pavel Sivakov finishing fourth)

  12. Post update

    This is how it feels to win a stage at the Tour de France...

  13. Carapaz finishes second

    Richard Carapaz rolls over the line in second one minute and 27 seconds behind.

    It was less than 10 seconds atop the final major climb. Sebastien Reichenbach is third.

  14. Lennard Kamna wins stage 16

    What a superb ride from the 24-year-old. That's his first stage win at the Tour and his first win on one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

  15. Post update

    Lennard Kamna's legs are starting to look a little heavy as he digs deep on this final section of today's rolling course.

    Just 500m to go and he's got it though.

  16. Post update

    Here comes the steepest section of the final incline to the finish for Lennard Kamna whose cadence just drops a tad.

    Still looking good mind.

  17. Fight, fight, fight!

    Matt Warwick

    BBC Sport

    Lennard Kamna has got to be up there as one of the most combative riders in this Tour so far - others include Marc Hirschi and Wout van Aert, of course.

    Don't forget Kamna was second in Stage 13 as well, which Daniel Martinez won.

    There's a 'Super Combatif' prize for the most combative rider during the race, you know.

    20,000 Euros for the winner!

    Lenny Kamna
  18. Post update

    Lennard Kamna is just motoring along as though he is on a motorbike on the Autobahn.

    Richard Carapaz is now over a minute back. The German has got this barring a disaster.

  19. Post update

    Talk about tactics. The TV pictures have just been showing the moment Richard Carapaz turned to see Lennard Kamna grimacing on the final major climb.

    What the Giro d'Italia winner didn't see was that it was all a bluff, with the German changing back to his normal racing face as soon as Carapaz looked forward again.

    The Kamna lead is now 50 seconds.

  20. Post update

    Lennard Kamna is stretching his lead. Richard Carapaz is a good 25 seconds back.

    His chances of a stage win are disappearing into the distance.