Rui Costa wins 16th stage of Tour de France

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GAP, France — Portuguese rider Rui Costa won the 16th stage of the Tour de France on today after breaking away on the last climb of a hilly trek.

Costa secured the second stage win of his Tour career, crossing the line about 40 seconds ahead of Frenchman Christophe Riblon.

Race leader Chris Froome and his Tour rival Alberto Contador were about 12 minutes behind Costa, who is not considered a contender for overall victory.

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