Tour de France 2021 stage 16 LIVE: EL Pas de la Casa to Saint-Gaudens

Follow live updates as the Tour returns to the Pyrenees

Hello and welcome to Cycling Weekly updates from stage 16 of the Tour de France 2021, as the peloton returns to the Pyrenees. 

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Good morning cycling fans!

Here is the profile for today's stage, which starts in Andorra before the race crosses back into France.

CW writer Chris Marshall-Bell caught up with Ben O'Connor during the Tour's second rest day.

For a quick recap of Sunday's stage in the Pyrenees, Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) stormed to his first Tour stage victory from the breakaway.

Today's stage is scheduled to start at 1.05pm French time, so 12.05pm British time. 

Our reporter on the ground Chris Marshall-Bell has given us an update from the stage start in Andorra: "It's 4 degrees at the start and freezing. Riders not stopping because it's so cold. 

Trek-Segafredo and Kenny Elissonde are on the hunt for the stage today: 

The peloton is on the road!

Riders have stopped now at kilometre zero to drop their coats off with the team cars.

Riders are back on the bike and the attacks are on.

Asgreen is pressing on with his solo attack.

Asgreen out to 1-01 now. We have a few riders trying to chase, but the peloton is still on a long and winding descent so they're not making any ground o