Tour de France 2016 video preview: stages 10-16

How will the Tour de France unfold after the first rest day as the race hurtles towards the Alps and up Mont Ventoux?
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The second half of the Tour de France commences as the riders cross the country and skirt the Alps for stages 10-16. Summit finishes, Bastille Day, sprints and a time trial- this week of the Tour certainly has a lot to look forward to.

Following the first rest day of the Tour after stage nine,  the riders are immediately faced with a climb to kick off proceedings in stage 10, reaching the highest point in the race on the sprint stage.

With a breakaway expected early on, it will be an intriguing watch to see whether the sprinters go after them in what is potentially one of the few flat finishes, along with stage 11 the next day, left before Paris.

Bastille Day, on Thursday July 14, will no doubt be heavily contested, with many French riders keen to mark the occasion with a stage win on the iconic Mont Ventoux. Equally, Chris Froome will be looking to improve his bid to successfully defend his title.

The first time trial of the Tour covers a tricky 27.5km through the Ardeche on stage 13 and is expected to result in various changes between the GC contenders, with Froome looking to make significant inroads into his rivals

The following day, a fairly mundane 208.5km course, looks set for a sprint finish, a key stage for the likes of world champion Peter Sagan, who will be looking to solidify his chances of winning the green jersey.

Stage 15 looks set to be a challenging day in the saddle for the riders as the yellow jersey is likely to be in possession of one of the favourites by this point and so will be highly competitive stage amongst the various teams of the GC contenders.

And in his last Tour, Fabian Cancellara, will be desperate to take home the glory of Stage 16 which finishes in Bern, Switzerland, the rider’s home town.

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