A brief look at Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Tour de France: Stage 16: The 124-mile route was one of the Tour’s most impressive, taking riders up five steep Pyrenees ascents, including the Peyresourde, Aspin, Tourmalet and Aubisque.
Winner: Pierrick Fedrigo of France edged countryman Sandy Casar by the length of one bike, in 5 hours, 31 minutes, 41 seconds.
Who’s in yellow: Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain retained the overall lead despite finishing 6 minutes, 45 seconds off the Stage 16 pace. He has an 8-second cushion over second-place Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.
Where’s lance?: Armstrong hoped to claim his 23rd career stage win, but faded in the final 10 miles and finished sixth. He’s in 25th place overall, 33 minutes, 46 seconds behind Contador.