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Wine and some other drinks of Tour de France 2016. Stage 17: Berne — Finhaut-Emosson

As a Norwegian, I was of couse a bit disappointed when it turned out that Alexander Kristoff did not cross the line in Bern first. I was first before and after the line, but Peter Sagan managed to get his bike across the finish line first. But with him seond, and Sondre Holst Enger third, is not a bad outcome. But You have to be the first to crosss the line, and Peter Sagan was some 3 cm before Kristoff. And I liked that Peter Sagan got another win, rather than his 18th second.

We are still in Switzerland. Monday was rather flat. Today the riders will experience some of what Switzerland is known for: Mountains.

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Wine and some other drinks of Tour de France 2016. Stage 16: Moirans-en-Montagne — Berne

A Colombian winner over Le Grand Colombier, that sounds right to me. But we have not yet seen any serious attack on Chris Froome.

Today’s stage starts in France and ends in Schwitzerland. It is the sprinter’s last chance before Paris. But between two and one kilometer from the finish, there is an ascent of ca 50 meters. It should not be ery hard. One kilometer with a 5% gradient. But for the typical sprinters, this can be a bit too hard at the end of a 209 km stage. They may not be well positioned when it flattens out with one km to go. As a Norwegian, I am hoping that this could be a stage for Alexander Kristoff or Edvald Boasson Hagen. But it can also suit Peter Sagan, and Greg van Avermaet is a name that once again springs to my mind. Or maybe John Degenkolb. And Berne is Fabian Cancellara’s hometown. Maybe he can get some extra speed from being homesick?

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