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Rasmussen wins Stage 16 on tumultuous day

Updated: July 25, 2007, 9:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GOURETTE, France -- Michael Rasmussen won Wednesday's 16th stage of the Tour de France and extended his overall lead as the race continued in the wake of doping revelations.

The Danish cyclist crossed the finish alone after the 135.8-mile ride from Orthez to Gourette-Col d'Aubisque, the toughest ride in the Pyrenees this year.

Discovery Channel Team riders rounded out the top three finishers, with Levi Leipheimer of the United States in second, 26 seconds behind, ...

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