Stage 16 is a 237.5-km (147.6-mi) mountain stage that will take riders west from Carcassonne into the Pyrenees. Cyclists will face a huge hors catégorie climb to the 1755-m (5758-ft) peak of Port de Balès before what should be a high-speed downhill sprint into Bagnères-de-Luchon. Below is our prediction.
Stage 16: 5h 59' 36" (prediction)
Tomorrow's stage will be grueling, especially the aforementioned monster climb near the end. We challenge cyclists to come in under six hours!