Cyclists gain more than 16,000 feet of elevation in Friday’s Tour de France stage

The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the Tour de France's nineteenth stage, which covered 127.8 miles and gained over 16,000 feet elevation, starting in Bourg-d'Oisans and finishing in Le Grand-Bornand, France, on Friday July 19. Laurent Cipriani / AP
John Gadret of France , right, and Spain's Alejandro Valverde, break away from the group with overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France. Christophe Ena / AP
The pack rides through the French Alps. Jeff Pachoud / AFP - Getty Images

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