Michael Rasmussen wins stage 16 of the 2006 Tour de France

Michael Rasmussen ignored Rabobank team orders to win at La Toussuire but the dramatic news of the stage was Floyd Landis (Phonak) exploding on the final climb and losing eight minutes to his main rivals.

Rasmussen went on the attack on the Col du Galibier with Sandy Casar (Francaise des Jeux) and Tadej Valjavec (Lampre) and then dropped them on the Col de la Croix-de-Fer to win alone.

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