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For the Tour de France riders having lost any hope of a good placing in Paris, or the legions of tourists not too obsessed with their diet following the peloton across France, the first stage entering the Pyrenees offers a vast array of culinary treats. The 218-kilometer Stage 16 from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon starts somewhat slowly with only two small climbs in the first 100 kilometers. STAT OF THE DAYZero is the number of stage wins achieved by French teams so far this year, with only six stages left before the race ends. French teams have always managed at least one stage-win since 1930, when the Tour was run with teams for the first time.With a final climb of 16 kilometers at an average gradient of more than 8 percent, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme hopes it will be a "dynamite stage".
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