Tour de France stage 16: Riders stop after cold downhill neutral start

CANALE ITALY MAY 10 Kilian Frankiny of Switzerland and Team Qhubeka Assos during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 3 a 190km stage from Biella to Canale Rain jacket Detail view girodiitalia Giro on May 10 2021 in Canale Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Riders will be able to stop to remove layers at the start of stage 16 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images)

Racing was delayed on stage 16 of the Tour de France after the riders requested a short stop for clothing changes at the end of the cold downhill neutral start.

The first stage of the final week features an unusual start, with the Tour village and the start line positioned at Pas de la Case in Andorra, up at an altitude of above 2000 metres. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.