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Stage 16 Bagneres-de-Luchon – Pau
Anyone who’s anyone in Tour de France history has won in a stage in Pau, hosting the race for the 62nd time. Today’s 199.5km takes in such beasts as the Peyresourde, Col d’Aspin, Tourmalet and Aubisque before descending into town. If that doesn’t sort them out, nothing will.

Quite possibly the coolest man ever to throw his leg over a crossbar, Fausto Coppi, is among the greats to cross the line first in Pau, finishing in Paris a few days later with nearly half an hour in hand over second-placed Stan Ockers.

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