Hugo Houle wins stage 16 of the Tour de France, his compatriot Michael Woods third

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FOIX, France – Canadian rider Hugo Houle won stage 16 of the Tour de France.

Houle, of Sainte-Perpétue, Que., finished in four hours 23 minutes 47 seconds to become the second Canadian rider to win a Tour stage.

Steve Bauer, the sporting director of Houle’s Israel-Premier Tech team, captured the opening stage of the Tour in 1988.

This is Houle’s second podium on the Tour this year. He finished third in stage 13 on Friday.

Houle’s teammate, Michael Woods of Ottawa, finished third, creating an unprecedented day of success for Canada at the elite Grand Tour cycling race.

Frenchman Valentin Madouas finished second. Madouas and Woods finished 1:10 behind Houle.


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