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Ruben Plaza Molina wins treacherous Stage 16 of Tour de France

Ruben Plaza Molina wins treacherous Stage 16 of Tour de France

Racing downhill at breakneck speeds, Ruben Plaza Molina rode triumphantly into Gap as the solo winner of a treacherous Stage 16 on Monday that saw a teammate of race leader Chris Froome careen into a telephone pole and Peter Sagan finish second for a fifth time. Froome's Sky teammate Geraint Thomas, who is sixth overall, suffered the terrifying crash on a hairpin bend, after another rider collided into him. The hard bump sent the Sky rider thumping shoulder- and head-first into the telephone pole. He bounced off it and disappeared into a dark thicket of woods, with his bike, scattering roadside spectators who leapt out of the way. Although Thomas remounted, rode on and finished, the...

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