23 Jul 2014

Aussie wins latest Tour stage

4:10 pm on 23 July 2014

The Australian cyclist Michael Rogers has won the 16th stage of the Tour de France, however there is no change in the general classification.

Rogers was a part of a breakaway on the 238-kilometre mountain stage from Carcassonne.

He jumped away with three kilometres to go and soloed to his first Tour victory.

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the overall leader's yellow jersey ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde, while France's Thibaut Pinot, who was the strongest in the intimidating ascent to the Port de Bales, moved up to third.

New Zealand's Jack Bauer, who went close to winning the last stage, finished 26 minutes behind Rogers.