Tour de France 2022: Hugo Houle storms to victory on stage 16 with solo attack

The Canadian finished over a minute ahead of Matteo Jorgenson and his teammate Michael Woods

Hugo Houle Tour de France
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Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech) powered to victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France, his solo attack too strong for the breakaway to contend with up the final climb. 

The Canadian attacked at the base of the final category one climb of Mur de Péguère, with over 30km remaining on the stage and a difficult ascent to contend with. His attack managed to stick, though, and upon reaching the summit he had a 26-second time advantage. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.