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STAGE 16: 2008 TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 16
June 11, 2008
Monday: Rest Day—Cuneo, Italy
Tuesday 22 July
After the Tour’s final rest day in Cuneo, there are just six days of racing remaining to decide the 2008 Tour de France. At 157km, Stage 16 is short and intense and heads from Cuneo, up and over the 21.2km, seven-percent gradient of the Col de la Lombarde back into France, then up the barren slopes of the Col de la Bonnette-Restefond (the highest pass in Europe: 2802 meters) and finishes with a 24km long, twisting descent to the mountain village of Jausiers in the Durance River valley.
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