The farmers' protest occurred 30 kilometres into the 218-kilometre (135.5-mile) leg from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.
With Team Sky dominating the Tour in recent years and easily chasing down any attacks, the shorter stages should lessen the British team's ability to maintain control of the race with attacks expected right from the start.
Riders wait on the road after a farmer's protest interrupts stage 16 of the Tour de France.
Tour director Christian Prudhomme condemned the farmers' action and demanded more respect for riders. "I was sad for [Yates] but it could have happened to me, too, because I took a lot of risks". "People should not block the road, no matter what causes they are fighting for".
Spanish rider Gorka Izaguirre finished second, 15 seconds behind, and Yates crossed third with the same time.
But with only 5 kilometers of descent to go, Yates crashed turning a corner and could only watch as Alaphilippe flew past. He had been 57.2 kilometres from the finish and in the lead of the 218km-long stage at the time of the crash.
Alfilip boldly attacked throughout the stage, dotted with three ascents of the highest and first categories. After three previous stages in the mountains, only the heartiest will survive at the front on this stage.
He said a second message they delivered was that "to achieve that, full implementation of the sanctions is absolutely crucial". Trump appeared to toward North Korea this week, saying that a more gradual option of denuclearization was a possibility.
It's expected producers will sign up for these programs at their Farm Service Agency office beginning in September. Trump approved tariffs on steel and aluminum and imposed a 25 percent levy on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods.
Questions have also been raised about the role of the military after reports that it was given magisterial powers. Legendary bowler Wasim Akram is among the most vocal supporter of Imran Khan's party Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Crude oil prices appear to have found a short term base but they are still set to finish lower for the third week in succession. If the answer is yes, the administration says it could slap 20 percent to 25 percent tariffs on $335 billion of auto imports.
For all their exciting wingers, and there are many of them, Dortmund are lacking that killer touch in front of goal. Liverpool came close to doubling their lead but Sheyi Ojo was denied by the crossbar.
It breaks my heart that she is going through this. "You will fight this and you will come out of it even stronger". In addition, Demi Lovato's scheduled performance in Atlantic City this coming Thursday has been cancelled.
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