Stage 16 | 165km | Start 13h40 (Local time)

Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère

  • Michael Matthews makes it two… Boasson Hagen also

    Australia's Michael Matthews claimed his second stage win and the third one for Sunweb after his team pulled the bunch almost all day to keep Marcel Kittel behind. Crosswinds made it a spectacular finale in the Rhône valley with a small group including Chris Froome and most of the GC contenders but not Dan Martin and Alberto Contador in contention for the stage victory. Edvald Boasson Hagen was second again, by very little.

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The stage in videos

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The stage in pictures

photo18/07/2017 

Tour de France 2017 - 18/07/2017 - Etape 16 - Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans-sur-Isère (165km) - France - Christopher FROOME et Sergio HENAO MONTOYA (TEAM SKY) © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

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On the road

Population: 226,203

Prefecture: Le Puy-en-Velay

Sub-prefectures: Brioude, Yssingeaux

Surface: 4,977 km²

Specialties: green lentil of Le Puy, Verveine of Velay, Cow cheese Artisou of Haute-Loire, Red beads of Monts du Velay, Beef Fin Gras of Mézenc, mountain meats, lace.

Sport Clubs: Le Puy Foot 43 (4th division), ASM Basket Le Puy (National 2 men)

Sporting events: International 15 km of Le Puy-en-Velay, Grand Trail of Saint-Jacques, La Pierre Chany Gran Fondo, Traversée des Sucs (Mountain bike)

Festivals: Festival of La Chaise-Dieu, Renaissance Festival “Le Roi de l'Oiseu” and show "Le Puy de lumières" in Puy-en-Velay, Country Festival in Craponne-sur-Arzon, Interfolk, Celtic Festival in Gevaudan , Festival of humour in Yssingeaux, Festival of Le Monastier

Main tourist sites: Le Puy-en-Velay, La Chaise-Dieu, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, station of the Mézenc / Les Estables, gorges of the Allier, Loire, castle of Chavaniac Lafayette

Economy: high technology industrial activities, plastics, mechanicals, textile, agribusiness, wood industry, tourism, agriculture, craft industry

Websites and social networks: www.hauteloire.fr / www.auvergnevacances.com / www.respirando.fr / www.facebook.com/haute.loire.tourisme / www.youtube.com/user/tourisme43

L’église Saint-Julien (XIIe) de Saint-Julien-Chapteuil © Jackydarne

It is the birthplace of writer Jules Romains, whose real name was Louis Henri Jean Farigoule. The author of the Men of Goodwill and Knock, elected to the Académie Française in 1946, rests at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. A small museum is dedicated to him on the first floor of the tourist office. In the village, the church of Saint-Julien (12th) is worth a visit, as is the chapel of the hamlet of La Chapelette.

Population: 322,381

Prefecture: Privas

Sub-prefectures: Tournon-sur-Rhône, Largentière

Surface area: 5,529 km²

Specialties: chestnuts in all forms (AOC), Picodon (AOC cheese), Maoche, bombine, Caillette (pâté), olive, fine beef from Mézenc (AOC), potatoes (blueberry, truffle, echamps of Eyrieux), raspberry, honey and wine including some ancestral grape varieties such as Chatus.

Sport Clubs: Aubenas Cycling Union (3rd division), Aubenas-Vals Rugby Club (3rd division), The Voulte-Valence ROC (Rugby Union), Pouzin handball (women)

Sporting events: boucle Drôme-Ardèche (cycling), Ardéchoise (gran fondo), Raid in France, Ardeche International Women's Cycling Tour, Monte Carlo Rally, Historic Monte Carlo Rally, Vivarais Rally, Gorges of Ardeche international marathon (canoe-kayak), Triathlon of the Gorges of Ardèche, nature raid of Pont d'Arc

Festivals: Aluna (mid-June), Art of flying, Hot Air balloon festival (June), Alba la Romaine Circus Festival (July), European Cinema Encounters (Aubenas, November) Festival of the humorists (Tournon, August), Labeaume in music (South-Ardeche), Equiblues (Saint-Agrève, August), Images and lyrics of Africa Festival, Castagnades (October), The fascinating week-end, vineyards and discoveries (October in Hermitage and Tournon)

Economy: 22,663 companies (outside of agriculture) including services (29pc), commerce, automobile and motorcycle repair (29pc), construction (19pc), accommodation and restaurants (12pc), manufacturers of industrial products (5pc). Agriculture (breeding 34pc, viticulture 22pc and fruit 20pc). Tourism (25.8 million overnight stays in 2016).

Websites and social networks: www.ardeche.frwww.ardeche-guide.comwww.facebook.com/ardeche.saga/www.facebook.com/cgardeche/ / twitter.com/ArdecheGuide

L’église Saint-Julien (XIIe) de Saint-Julien-Chapteuil © Jackydarne

It is the birthplace of writer Jules Romains, whose real name was Louis Henri Jean Farigoule. The author of the Men of Goodwill and Knock, elected to the Académie Française in 1946, rests at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. A small museum is dedicated to him on the first floor of the tourist office. In the village, the church of Saint-Julien (12th) is worth a visit, as is the chapel of the hamlet of La Chapelette.

Population: 494,712

Prefecture: Valence

Sub-prefectures: Die and Nyons

Surface: 6,530 km²

Specialties: stone fruit, aromatic and medicinal perfume plants, lavender, garlic. 19 protected appellations including 10 wines, 3 cheeses and 6 other products: Grenoble nuts, black olives from Nyons, olive oil from Nyons, olive oil from Provence, Lavender essential oils from Haute-Provence, Ardeche. Drome products also benefit from 9 red labels and 13 IGP.

Sport Clubs: Drôme Handball Bourg-de-Péage, Valence Handball, Team Drôme BMX, Saint Vallier Basket Drôme. Corima Drôme Provençale (gran fndo), Drômoise (gran fondo), The paths of the sun mountain bike raid (Marathon X Country international)

Festivals: Grignan nocturne festivals, Crest Jazz Vocal, Saoû sings Mozart

Economy: 44,300 establishments and 13,000 companies. Leather and luxury, agri-food, transport-logistics, etc.

Main tourist sites: Crocodile Farm (Pierrelatte), Grignan Castle, Ideal Palace of the postman Cheval (Hauterives)

Websites and social networks: www.ladrome.frwww.ladrometourisme.com / www.facebook.com/ladromeledepartement

L’église Saint-Julien (XIIe) de Saint-Julien-Chapteuil © Jackydarne

It is the birthplace of writer Jules Romains, whose real name was Louis Henri Jean Farigoule. The author of the Men of Goodwill and Knock, elected to the Académie Française in 1946, rests at the Père-Lachaise cemetery. A small museum is dedicated to him on the first floor of the tourist office. In the village, the church of Saint-Julien (12th) is worth a visit, as is the chapel of the hamlet of La Chapelette.

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