German Lennard Kamna produced a superb solo break to power to victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic maintained the overall lead.
Bora-Hansgrohe rider Kamna, 24, pulled away on the penultimate climb of the 164km stage from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans to claim his first Grand Tour stage win.
Roglic finished almost 17 minutes later in a group of the main contenders. He leads fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar by 40 seconds.
Kamna, whose victory also marked his team’s first success at the Tour, finished 1min 27sec ahead of Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz in second, while Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place.
It was another disappointing day for defending champion Egan Bernal, who cracked on the Grand Colombier in Sunday’s 15th stage.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider finished alongside the sprinters more than 27 minutes down on Kamna and about 10 minutes inside the time limit.
South Africa’s Ryan Gibbons (NTT Pro Cycling), crossed the line for the 164km stage in 71st position, 24.42 behind Kaemna, while Daryl Impey, riding for Mitchelton-Scott, was in 96th position, 27.27 off the winner for the stage.
Overall, Impey is placed 101st and Gibbons 130th.
On Wednesday, the Tour takes in a brutal 170km mountain route from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze, in a day that is likely to ignite the general classification race.