Hushovd wins Stage 16 but Contador, Evans take time away from Schleck brothers

Cadel Evans

Thor Hushovd deserves acclaim for winning a rainy Stage 16 in the Tour de France on Tuesday in a clever sprint finish in Gap. But the big news came farther back in the race, where Alberto Contador cracked the Schleck brothers with a late climb and Cadel Evans took advantage of the same attack to put time into the Schlecks and Contador. 

The stage result leaves Thomas Voeckler in the yellow jersey for perhaps the last day, while moving Evans into second place four seconds ahead of Andy Schleck. And while Contador remains 3 minutes and 42 seconds out of first, the Spaniard is clearly a huge threat in the Alps stages ahead. Stage 17, which winds into Italy on Wednesday, should prove highly entertaining.

Read more at the Tour de France website, including the details of today’s stage and the overall standings.

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