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Summary

  1. Sagan wins stage on photo finish
  2. Froome remains in yellow
  3. Stage 16: Moirans-en-Montagne - Berne, 209km (129.9 miles)
  4. Get involved: #bbccycling

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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A la prochaine

Right, let's leave it there. If you want more reaction to a crazy stage 16 finish then keep tabs on our developing report

How tight?

This was the margin of Peter Sagan's win. A tyre's width! 

La roue tourne en faveur de @petosagan / Another victory for @petosagan #TDF2016

La roue tourne en faveur de @petosagan / Another victory for @petosagan #TDF2016

Sagan set for green jersey?

A third win for Peter Sagan should mean he retains the green jersey come the end of the Tour. The Slovakian started the day with 340 points, 62 ahead of Mark Cavendish, but there is only only big sprint stage to contest now, and that comes in Paris.

Still, you know that Cavendish will be motivated to win that one, which would be a fifth victory this year. 

'I was missing something'

Fabian Cancellara sounds disappointed as he misses out on a home stage win on his final year on the Tour. 

He told ITV4: "It was a hot day and very tough in the last 20km, but I was missing this last little something in the final sprint. I fought with Alexander Kristoff for the final position, but it was a long straight line finish. It wasn't so bad, I'm looking forward to a rest day because it was hard out there." 

Stage 16 result

Here is how it finished, Chris Froome in 13th. 

1. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Tinkoff) 4:26:02" 

2. Alexander Kristoff (Norway / Katusha) Same time 

3. Sondre Enger (Norway / IAM Cycling) 

4. John Degenkolb (Germany / Giant) 

5. Michael Matthews (Australia / Orica) 

6. Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland / Trek) 

7. Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium / LottoNL) 

8. Maximiliano Richeze (Argentina / Etixx - Quick-Step) 

9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway / Dimension Data) 

10. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium / BMC Racing) 

11. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 

12. Patrick Konrad (Austria / BORA) 

13. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky)

'Destiny is turning my way'

Stage winner Peter Sagan on ITV4: "It was a very hot stage, I'm thankful to the team and a lot of times I lose the race but now I won and I think destiny is turning back now."

A third stage win for Peter Sagan, who beat Alexander Kristoff on the line and the likes of home favourite Fabian Cancellara and Aussie Michael Matthews.  

Yates stays in touch

It sounds like Adam Yates was among the leaders. How could I doubt 'the shadow'! 

He retains his third position in the general classification. 

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

What a stage finish that was! 

Peter Sagan wins stage 16
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Froome home safely

Mark Cavendish was not in the running in the end, Chris Froome actually finished just behind the leaders so he might have eked out a lead on his yellow jersey rivals. Adam Yates was nowhere to be seen. 

Sagan wins stage 16

Heartbreak for Alexander Kristoff, who looked like he had won it as they approached the finish but Peter Sagan had the better lunge and it made all the difference. 

BreakingSagan wins stage 16

Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff though he'd won it, but Peter Sagan beat him by centimetres. 

Photo finish

Peter Sagan is up there and looks like he makes it but it was a bunch sprint and there were lots of riders in it. Photo finish. 

750m to go

Mark Cavendish is in this final group. Can he sneak up there?

1km to go

They are off the cobbles now. Peter Sagan is still in touch, so is Michael Matthews and Edval Boasson Hagen. Chris Froome looks out of trouble. 

1.5km to go

Sep Vanmarcke of LottoNL-Jumbo makes an attack now. This is chaos! 

2km to go

Onto the cobbles, and it looks like we have had a crash. IAM Cycling are still up there. Peter Sagan is poised and ready. 

3km to go

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

If you are not in the top 20 at this point, it is going to be so hard to win. 

4km to go

Following this on the on-board motorbike is hard enough, you have to feel for the riders. The cobbles to come in 2km time. 

5km to go

Now the peloton is getting stretched and Rui Costa is caught. IAM Cycling take it on and Michael Matthews is up there too.

7km to go

Rui Costa still 12 seconds out in front. The peloton, led by Steve Cummings, is doing plenty to dodge round the roundabouts and the cones in the road. 

Dodgy with a capital D.

Messy run-in

8km to go

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

Rui Costa's lead is unbelievable and at the moment, there is plenty for the peloton to negotiate in terms of road furniture. This is so messy and it starts to play into the hands of Costa.

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10km to go

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard are the only Team Sky rides with Chris Froome but if you wanted any two riders alongside you, it would be them. 

11km to go

Lots of Astana riders move to the front of the peloton now to join BMC. Rui Costa is 11 seconds in front. 

12km to go

Rob Hatch

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

It's not been the easy day that everyone thought, maybe the fatigue is kicking in. BMC are looking good, though, and there is a pressure for them to win. Their billionaire owner is from Bern so would like a home win. 

13km to go

Chris Froome looks like he has a few more team-mates for comfort now as Rui Costa carves out a 17-second lead. 

This could get tasty. The approach is technical and don't forget about those cobbles. 

Chris Froome
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14km to go

Rob Hatch

BBC Radio 5 live commentator on 5 live sports extra

Chris Froome is a little bit isolated in the peloton, so he needs to be cautious. 

There are a lot of riders being dropped as they approach the final climb into town. 

18km to go

Lampre-Merida's Rui Costa has made a break as the sun beats down on the approach to the Swiss capital, Bern. He's 13 seconds ahead. 

What do you mean you thought the capital was Zurich?

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Talking cobbles

The unique nature of the finish today opens up the possibilities for a whole phalanx of riders winning the stage. 

OJ Borg and editor of Pro Cycling magazine Edward Pickering have been taking a look at the hills and the cobbles which will greet the riders in the next 15 minutes or so.  

You can watch the video here if you are on the app. 

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Martin caught and gutted

22km to go

Not long now until the end of the stage as Astana launch an attack to catch Tony Martin, who quickly falls to the back of the peloton. Britain's Steve Cummings is up there challenging the race leaders now. 

25km to go

Even though Tony Martin has been pushing the pace all day, it's Julian Alaphilippe who stands up and calls time on the breakaway. German Martin looks back with some surprise but continues out in front with a 21 second gap as he approaches the top of the category four climb, the Cote de Muhleberg, to earn a king of the mountains point. 

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27km to go

Tony Martin and Julian Alaphilippe are sharing a joke now as they realise the game is up. It's been a fine effort from the Etixx-QuickStep pair as the gap reduces to 40 seconds. 

29km to go

Peloton
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Team Dimension Data, Tinkoff, BMC and Direct Energie are all jostling for position at the head of the peloton. 

They have the Etixx-QuickStep riders in their sights now as they traverse a couple of open fields. 

32km to go

Britain's Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) appears at the front of the peloton. It's exactly a year since he grabbed a landmark victory on Nelson Mandela Day with his South-African team hoping to repeat their success.

Tony Martin and Julian Alaphilippe are still in front but the gap to the peloton has reduced to under a minute. 

'Worth the hype in his peak'

Rob Hayles

Former GB cyclist on BBC 5 live sports extra

There is a lot of hype around Fabian Cancellara, not so much over the last few years, but when he was at his best, he was absolutely incredible. And in stages very similar to today's stage, using his time-trial skills to attack.

He is a rider I raced with in back in 2001 or 2002 at the start of his career so to watch his career go stratospheric, has been interesting. His team will miss him but they maybe won't miss the funds his contract absorbs. 

Cancellara
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