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2016 Tour de France

103rd edition: July 2 - July 24, 2016

Stage 20, Saturday, July 23: 
Megève - Morzine Avoriaz

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Stage 20, Saturday, July 23: Megève - Morzine Avoriaz, 146.5 km

Stage 20 map and profile | Stage 20 photos | Organizer's preview

Jon Izaguirre

Jon Izaguirre wins stage 20

Rated ascents:

Weather: at Morzine at 1:45 PM it is 22C (72F) and cloudy with the wind from the east at 6 km/hr (4mph). Thunderstorms are likely with the potential for localized flooding.

The Race: The last mountain stage with four huge climbs began at 1:03 PM. Race leader Chris Froome, who crashed yesterday, said, “I feel better this morning than last night. Of course it hurts a bit but I hope for a day with no problem. I slept very well last night. I was very tired!”

The attacks began almost at the gun. Over the top of the first climb, the Aravis, Thomas de Gendt was first, with nearly 40 riders in the front group. The road was a bit wet on the descent, but dry at the bottom for the intermediate sprint a Le Grand Bornand (won by Michael Matthews). The peloton was three minutes back.

De Gendt was first to the top of the Colombière, with the pack now more than five minutes behind the leaders, now about thirty riders. There are still 175 riders in the 2016 Tour de France, making it likely this edition will break 2010's record of 170 finishers.

The competition for the minor placings remained hot. As part of the break, Roman Kreuziger was the virtual GC third-place. Teammate Peter Sagan did yeoman's work pulling the break to help Kreuziger stay away. The rain began falling again as the riders crossed the valley to the Col de la Ramaz. With seventy kilometers to go the peloton, pulled by Astana, was 5min 48sec behind the leaders.

Well up the Ramaz, Peter Sagan sat up after giving his all for Kreuziger. There were now just six riders in that front group, including Vincenzo Nibali. None of the leaders posed a threat to Froome. The Yellow Jersey group was about five minutes back.

Thomas de Gendt was having a great day. He was first over the Ramaz, followed by Rui Faria da Costa and Pierre Rolland. On the way down Julian Alaphilippe and Jarlinson Pantano took off from the break.

On the formidable Joux-Plane, with 20 kilometers to go, Alaphilippe and Pantano were 1min 43sec ahead of the nine-man Kreuziger group and 5min 30sec ahead of the Yellow Jersey group. Aru, riding with the Froome group, was dropped.

Near the top of the Joux-Plane, Nibali blasted away from the chasing breakaways, zoomed past Alaphilippe and Pantano. Then Jon Izaguirre went after the men in front. At the top of the climb, Pantano was back in front of Nibali and Izaguirre.

Izaguirre took off, descending on a wet, dangerous road. And he did it, Izaguirre crossed the line alone to win the prestigious stage.

Christopher Froome finished safely 4min 18sec later, in all likelihood the 2016 Tour de France champion.

And please, check out today's photos. the conditions at some times during the race were quite grim. There was no free ride in this final day in the mountains.

After the stage was finished, Izaguirre said, “There were many quality riders in our breakaway group. So we're very happy to finish ahead of them and win the stage. Beating Nibali in a downhill is something that counts in a career but Pantano also descends very well. I'm super happy. We came here with the Sueño Amarillo (yellow dream) but Froome was the strongest. At the end of the day, we're happy with a spot on the podium [Quintana third], a stage win and the teams' classification victory.”

And, on the eve of the final stage, Tour director Prudhomme reiterated his desire to reduce Tour teams by one man, from nine to eight. His intent is to reduce team dominance. He said Team Sky, "overpowered and locked the others out of the race in the mountain passes." One could not argue his point after Froome had four teammates on the Joux-Plane. It was an extraordinary display of power.

Complete Results:

Stage 20 photos

146.5 kilometers raced at an average speed of 35.623 km/hr

1 IZAGUIRRE Jon MOVISTAR 4hr 6min 45sec
2 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING @ 19sec
3 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA + 00' 42''
4 ALAPHILIPPE Julian ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 00' 49''
5 FARIA Rui Alberto LAMPRE-MERIDA + 01' 43''
6 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF + 01' 44''
7 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 49''
8 RODRIGUEZ Joaquin KATUSHA + 03' 24''
9 MARTIN Daniel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04' 12''
10 BARDET Romain AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
11 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR s.t.
12 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR + 04' 14''
13 YATES Adam ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
14 MEINTJES Louis LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
15 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF + 04' 17''
16 CARUSO Damiano BMC + 04' 18''
17 POELS Wouter SKY s.t.
18 THOMAS Geraint SKY s.t.
19 HENAO Sergio Luis SKY s.t.
20 FROOME Christopher SKY s.t.
21 NIEVE Mikel SKY s.t.
22 PORTE Richie BMC s.t.
23 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04' 44''
24 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 04' 51''
25 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO SOUDAL + 05' 42''
26 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS + 06' 46''
27 MORENO Daniel MOVISTAR + 06' 55''
28 POLANC Jan LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
29 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA + 07' 03''
30 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE + 07' 09''
31 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ + 07' 40''
32 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 08' 04''
33 PERICHON Pierre-Luc FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 08' 49''
34 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 + 09' 10''
35 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
36 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK - SEGAFREDO + 09' 49''
37 VICHOT Arthur FDJ + 10' 21''
38 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK - SEGAFREDO + 10' 40''
39 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 10' 58''
40 SCHLECK Frank TREK - SEGAFREDO + 11' 27''
41 CHAVANEL Sylvain DIRECT ENERGIE + 11' 59''
42 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING + 12' 17''
43 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING s.t.
44 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael TINKOFF s.t.
45 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN + 12' 23''
46 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS + 12' 51''
47 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
48 ROUX Anthony FDJ + 13' 17''
49 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR + 14' 18''
50 IMPEY Daryl ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 14' 33''
51 STUYVEN Jasper TREK - SEGAFREDO + 15' 15''
52 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 + 16' 06''
53 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC + 17' 25''
54 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA + 17' 38''
55 SANCHEZ Luis-Leon ASTANA s.t.
56 ARU Fabio ASTANA s.t.
57 ROSA Diego ASTANA s.t.
58 LUTSENKO Alexey ASTANA s.t.
59 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC s.t.
60 MOINARD Amaël BMC s.t.
61 LANDA Mikel SKY s.t.
62 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice DIRECT ENERGIE + 18' 03''
63 CHEREL Mikael AG2R LA MONDIALE + 18' 08''
64 GAUTIER Cyril AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
65 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
66 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 19' 57''
67 ROOSEN Timo LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
68 KONRAD Patrick BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
69 BENNETT George LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
70 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
71 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA + 20' 53''
72 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
73 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
74 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
75 SCHÄR Michael BMC s.t.
76 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
77 ERVITI Imanol MOVISTAR s.t.
78 NAESEN Oliver IAM CYCLING s.t.
79 COPPEL Jérôme IAM CYCLING s.t.
80 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam LAMPRE-MERIDA + 21' 08''
81 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 22' 09''
82 PIBERNIK Luka LAMPRE-MERIDA + 22' 35''
83 OLIVEIRA Nelson MOVISTAR s.t.
84 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-ARGON 18 + 22' 59''
85 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 23' 58''
86 STETINA Peter TREK - SEGAFREDO + 26' 31''
87 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
88 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA + 26' 56''
89 GOUGEARD Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
90 KISERLOVSKI Robert TINKOFF + 27' 22''
91 MORABITO Steve FDJ + 27' 57''
92 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA s.t.
93 COUSIN Jérome COFIDIS s.t.
94 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA s.t.
95 SLAGTER Tom Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
96 KIRYIENKA Vasili SKY s.t.
97 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF + 28' 17''
98 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 29' 34''
99 HALLER Marco KATUSHA + 29' 37''
100 DUCHESNE Antoine DIRECT ENERGIE + 29' 40''
101 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC + 29' 42''
102 ROWE Luke SKY + 29' 52''
103 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
104 BREEN Vegard FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
105 HANSEN Adam LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
106 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC s.t.
107 STANNARD Ian SKY s.t.
108 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA s.t.
109 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
110 LINDEMAN Bert Jan LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
111 SORENSEN Chris Anker FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
112 DELAPLACE Anthony FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
113 COQUARD Bryan DIRECT ENERGIE + 30' 08''
114 ARASHIRO Yukiya LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
115 SICARD Romain DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
116 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA + 30' 24''
117 FEILLU Brice FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 30' 44''
118 ENGER Sondre Holst IAM CYCLING + 33' 26''
119 GATTO Oscar TINKOFF + 33' 46''
120 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
121 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
122 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
123 GREIPEL André LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
124 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA s.t.
125 SABATINI Fabio ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 33' 54''
126 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF s.t.
127 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO SOUDAL + 33' 58''
128 WAGNER Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
129 JEANNESSON Arnold COFIDIS s.t.
130 CRADDOCK Lawson CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
131 KITTEL Marcel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 34' 08''
132 RAST Gregory TREK - SEGAFREDO s.t.
133 VAKOC Petr ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
134 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA s.t.
135 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA s.t.
136 SEPULVEDA Eduardo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
137 VACHON Florian FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
138 JVAN RENSBURG Reinardt DIMENSION DATA s.t.
139 MC LAY DANIEL FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
140 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
141 ROY Jérémy FDJ s.t.
142 HOWARD Leigh IAM CYCLING s.t.
143 HAYMAN Mathew ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
144 LEMOINE Cyril COFIDIS s.t.
145 BONNET William FDJ s.t.
146 EISEL Bernhard DIMENSION DATA s.t.
147 FONSECA Armindo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT s.t.
148 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
149 GROENEWEGEN Dylan LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
150 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
151 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
152 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
153 PAUWELS Serge DIMENSION DATA s.t.
154 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
155 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS s.t.
156 WYNANTS Maarten LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
157 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA s.t.
158 BAK Lars Ytting LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
159 IRIZAR Markel TREK - SEGAFREDO s.t.
160 KEISSE Iljo ETIXX-QUICK STEP s.t.
161 VOECKLER Thomas DIRECT ENERGIE + 34' 32''
162 GENE Yohann DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
163 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN + 34' 34''
164 SINKELDAM Ramon GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
165 TEN DAM Laurens GIANT-ALPECIN s.t.
166 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
167 SCHILLINGER Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
168 ALBASINI Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE s.t.
169 BENNETT Sam BORA-ARGON 18 s.t.
170 CUMMINGS Stephen DIMENSION DATA s.t.
171 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald DIMENSION DATA s.t.
172 BODNAR Maciej TINKOFF + 35' 00''
173 PETIT Adrien DIRECT ENERGIE + 35' 28''
174 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS s.t.
175 MARTIN Tony ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 36' 19''

GC after Stage 20:

3,416 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 39.555 km/hr

1 FROOME Christopher SKY 86hr 21min 40sec
2 BARDET Romain AG2R LA MONDIALE @ 4min 5sec
3 QUINTANA Nairo MOVISTAR + 04' 21''
4 YATES Adam ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 04' 42''
5 PORTE Richie BMC + 05' 17''
6 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR + 06' 16''
7 RODRIGUEZ Joaquin KATUSHA + 06' 58''
8 MEINTJES Louis LAMPRE-MERIDA s.t.
9 MARTIN Daniel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 07' 04''
10 KREUZIGER Roman TINKOFF + 07' 11''
11 MOLLEMA Bauke TREK - SEGAFREDO + 13' 13''
12 HENAO Sergio Luis SKY + 18' 51''
13 ARU Fabio ASTANA + 19' 20''
14 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ + 24' 59''
15 THOMAS Geraint SKY + 28' 31''
16 ROLLAND Pierre CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 30' 42''
17 NIEVE Mikel SKY + 38' 30''
18 CLEMENT Stef IAM CYCLING + 38' 57''
19 PANTANO Jarlinson IAM CYCLING + 38' 59''
20 VUILLERMOZ Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 42' 28''
21 BUCHMANN Emanuel BORA-ARGON 18 + 47' 40''
22 CARUSO Damiano BMC + 48' 23''
23 BARGUIL WARREN GIANT-ALPECIN + 52' 14''
24 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK - SEGAFREDO + 53' 06''
25 ZAKARIN Ilnur KATUSHA + 56' 33''
26 KANGERT Tanel ASTANA + 01h 03' 59''
27 MAJKA Rafal TINKOFF + 01h 04' 25''
28 POELS Wouter SKY + 01h 06' 57''
29 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC + 01h 12' 06''
30 NIBALI Vincenzo ASTANA + 01h 19' 59''
31 MORENO Daniel MOVISTAR + 01h 21' 00''
32 KELDERMAN Wilco LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01h 24' 38''
33 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01h 25' 14''
34 SCHLECK Frank TREK - SEGAFREDO + 01h 27' 39''
35 LANDA Mikel SKY + 01h 32' 19''
36 MORABITO Steve FDJ + 01h 38' 30''
37 ROSA Diego ASTANA + 01h 46' 36''
38 IMPEY Daryl ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 01h 50' 51''
39 HUZARSKI Bartosz BORA-ARGON 18 + 01h 55' 28''
40 DE GENDT Thomas LOTTO SOUDAL + 01h 56' 35''
41 ALAPHILIPPE Julian ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 02h 00' 09''
42 PAUWELS Serge DIMENSION DATA + 02h 00' 38''
43 CHAVANEL Sylvain DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 02' 53''
44 VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC + 02h 06' 13''
45 MOINARD Amaël BMC + 02h 06' 36''
46 STETINA Peter TREK - SEGAFREDO + 02h 07' 22''
47 IZAGUIRRE Jon MOVISTAR + 02h 09' 49''
48 SANCHEZ Luis-Leon ASTANA + 02h 10' 25''
49 FARIA Rui Alberto LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 11' 42''
50 BAKELANTS Jan AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 13' 47''
51 DURASEK Kristijan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 15' 16''
52 FUGLSANG Jakob ASTANA + 02h 17' 16''
53 BENNETT George LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 02h 18' 05''
54 POLANC Jan LAMPRE-MERIDA + 02h 18' 24''
55 MATE Luis Angel COFIDIS + 02h 21' 17''
56 PREIDLER Georg GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 25' 45''
57 CHEREL Mikael AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 27' 45''
58 KISERLOVSKI Robert TINKOFF + 02h 28' 06''
59 SEPULVEDA Eduardo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 28' 27''
60 JEANDESBOZ Fabrice DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 34' 15''
61 GASTAUER Ben AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 41' 05''
62 LUTSENKO Alexey ASTANA + 02h 41' 52''
63 ROUX Anthony FDJ + 02h 43' 51''
64 ELMIGER Martin IAM CYCLING + 02h 44' 01''
65 KONRAD Patrick BORA-ARGON 18 + 02h 46' 32''
66 GESCHKE Simon GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 47' 32''
67 LOSADA Alberto KATUSHA + 02h 48' 02''
68 GAUTIER Cyril AG2R LA MONDIALE + 02h 49' 49''
69 ANACONA Winner Andrew MOVISTAR + 02h 50' 23''
70 FEILLU Brice FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 02h 50' 49''
71 GALLOPIN Tony LOTTO SOUDAL + 02h 51' 23''
72 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 02h 53' 10''
73 TEN DAM Laurens GIANT-ALPECIN + 02h 53' 22''
74 TIRALONGO Paolo ASTANA + 02h 58' 12''
75 VOECKLER Thomas DIRECT ENERGIE + 02h 58' 26''
76 COPPEL Jérôme IAM CYCLING + 02h 58' 48''
77 SCHÄR Michael BMC + 03h 00' 54''
78 VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael TINKOFF + 03h 01' 22''
79 VICHOT Arthur FDJ + 03h 02' 10''
80 SICARD Romain DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 04' 10''
81 OLIVEIRA Nelson MOVISTAR + 03h 04' 53''
82 SLAGTER Tom Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 09' 19''
83 NAESEN Oliver IAM CYCLING + 03h 11' 28''
84 SORENSEN Chris Anker FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 12' 52''
85 TEKLEHAIMANOT Daniel DIMENSION DATA + 03h 14' 07''
86 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA + 03h 14' 31''
87 JEANNESSON Arnold COFIDIS + 03h 18' 14''
88 BARTA Jan BORA-ARGON 18 + 03h 19' 44''
89 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC + 03h 20' 22''
90 DELAPLACE Anthony FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 21' 09''
91 VAN BAARLE Dylan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 23' 15''
92 GRMAY Tsgabu Gebremaryam LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 23' 17''
93 PERICHON Pierre-Luc FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 24' 36''
94 LINDEMAN Bert Jan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 26' 19''
95 ROY Jérémy FDJ + 03h 27' 15''
96 SAGAN Peter TINKOFF + 03h 27' 15''
97 HOLLENSTEIN Reto IAM CYCLING + 03h 28' 33''
98 MARTIN Tony ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 30' 05''
99 MARTENS Paul LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 33' 29''
100 STUYVEN Jasper TREK - SEGAFREDO + 03h 33' 29''
101 HANSEN Adam LOTTO SOUDAL + 03h 34' 26''
102 VOSS Paul BORA-ARGON 18 + 03h 36' 25''
103 PIBERNIK Luka LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 38' 17''
104 KIRYIENKA Vasili SKY + 03h 38' 41''
105 VANMARCKE Sep LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 40' 02''
106 VACHON Florian FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 03h 40' 09''
107 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS + 03h 42' 42''
108 DUCHESNE Antoine DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 44' 54''
109 ERVITI Imanol MOVISTAR + 03h 46' 42''
110 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald DIMENSION DATA + 03h 47' 29''
111 MATTHEWS Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 47' 40''
112 ROOSEN Timo LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 03h 50' 43''
113 DURBRIDGE Luke ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 51' 55''
114 COQUARD Bryan DIRECT ENERGIE + 03h 51' 57''
115 VERMOTE Julien ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 52' 50''
116 VAN RENSBURG Reinardt DIMENSION DATA + 03h 56' 30''
117 ARASHIRO Yukiya LAMPRE-MERIDA + 03h 57' 06''
118 BOOKWALTER Brent BMC + 03h 57' 49''
119 VAKOC Petr ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 03h 57' 58''
120 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 03h 58' 10''
121 IRIZAR Markel TREK - SEGAFREDO + 03h 58' 17''
122 COUSIN Jérome COFIDIS + 03h 58' 36''
123 CRADDOCK Lawson CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 03h 59' 12''
124 BERHANE Natnael DIMENSION DATA + 04h 02' 12''
125 CURVERS Roy GIANT-ALPECIN + 04h 03' 16''
126 RAST Gregory TREK - SEGAFREDO + 04h 03' 44''
127 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO SOUDAL + 04h 05' 22''
128 BONNET William FDJ + 04h 06' 18''
129 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA-ARGON 18 + 04h 06' 23''
130 VICIOSO Angel KATUSHA + 04h 08' 07''
131 DUMOULIN Samuel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04h 08' 08''
132 HOWES Alex CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 04h 08' 22''
133 ALBASINI Michael ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 04h 09' 04''
134 GREIPEL André LOTTO SOUDAL + 04h 09' 17''
135 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 04h 09' 40''
136 HAYMAN Mathew ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE + 04h 10' 33''
137 BONO Matteo LAMPRE-MERIDA + 04h 12' 53''
138 LEMOINE Cyril COFIDIS + 04h 13' 49''
139 ENGER Sondre Holst IAM CYCLING + 04h 14' 48''
140 WYNANTS Maarten LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 04h 16' 53''
141 KEISSE Iljo ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04h 16' 57''
142 CUMMINGS Stephen DIMENSION DATA + 04h 17' 03''
143 SOUPE GEOFFREY COFIDIS + 04h 18' 15''
144 SINKELDAM Ramon GIANT-ALPECIN + 04h 21' 41''
145 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04h 22' 02''
146 TOSATTO Matteo TINKOFF + 04h 22' 05''
147 FONSECA Armindo FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 04h 23' 01''
148 GOUGEARD Alexis AG2R LA MONDIALE + 04h 23' 42''
149 DEGENKOLB John GIANT-ALPECIN + 04h 24' 24''
150 KRISTOFF Alexander KATUSHA + 04h 24' 28''
151 SABATINI Fabio ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04h 26' 39''
152 ROWE Luke SKY + 04h 27' 49''
153 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 04h 28' 01''
154 TIMMER Albert GIANT-ALPECIN + 04h 28' 11''
155 SCHILLINGER Andreas BORA-ARGON 18 + 04h 28' 33''
156 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO SOUDAL + 04h 29' 22''
157 GATTO Oscar TINKOFF + 04h 29' 38''
158 LAPORTE Christophe COFIDIS + 04h 29' 47''
159 GENE Yohann DIRECT ENERGIE + 04h 30' 02''
160 BODNAR Maciej TINKOFF + 04h 30' 30''
161 GROENEWEGEN Dylan LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 04h 30' 34''
162 BREEN Vegard FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 04h 31' 10''
163 STANNARD Ian SKY + 04h 31' 34''
164 HALLER Marco KATUSHA + 04h 31' 40''
165 WAGNER Robert LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 04h 32' 09''
166 PETIT Adrien DIRECT ENERGIE + 04h 32' 25''
167 GUARNIERI Jacopo KATUSHA + 04h 34' 45''
168 KITTEL Marcel ETIXX-QUICK STEP + 04h 35' 06''
169 CIMOLAI Davide LAMPRE-MERIDA + 04h 39' 37''
170 SIEBERG Marcel LOTTO SOUDAL + 04h 40' 24''
171 MC LAY DANIEL FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT + 04h 50' 14''
172 EISEL Bernhard DIMENSION DATA + 04h 51' 07''
173 HOWARD Leigh IAM CYCLING + 04h 55' 13''
174 BAK Lars Ytting LOTTO SOUDAL + 05h 01' 18''
175 BENNETT Sam BORA-ARGON 18 + 05h 17' 14''

Stage 20 map and profile:

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Chris Froome

With plenty of Sky riders in escort, race leader Chris Froome descends the Aravis

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan heads down the Aravis

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru on the Joux-Plane

Romain Bardet

Romain Bardet

Chris Froome

Chris Froome. Looks like he has Quintana close by.

Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana

Jon Izaguirre

Izaguirre wins the stage

Chris Froome

Chris Froome finishes safely

Julian Alaphilippe

Julian Alaphillipe

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali finishes

Joaquin Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez

Jon izaguirre

Stage winner Jon Izaguirre

Adam Yates

Young rider classification leader Adam Yates

Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka

Chris Froome

Chris Froome just about has this Tour wrapped up.

Organizer's preview:

In recent years, the Tour de France has had a grand finale like at L'Alpe d'Huez last year on the eve of the Parisian parade. The novelty of 2016 is a downhill grand finale! Joux-Plane isn't just another climb. It's one of the Alpine passes the riders fear the most. Even Lance Armstrong was afraid of that one… It's the last of four climbs featured in a relatively short stage (146.5km).

Everything can happen, say Romain Bardet and Chris Froome, among others. They know the history and the characteristics of both uphill and downhill. Nairo Quintana know it well too. In the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné, the Colombian claimed his first victory at WorldTour level as he descended at perfection after he rode away up to Joux-Plane.

Since the Tour de France launch in October last year, he awaits this moment. However he would have enjoyed a better form but he's still up there, third on GC and likely to move up one spot… or two if anything can happen. Bardet, Quintana, Adam Yates, Richie Porte, Fabio Aru and Alejandro Valverde are within 2.09. It ain't over til it's over, the proverb says.

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