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5 things to know about Tour de France

Updated: July 15, 2013, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

ORANGE, France -- Five things to know as the Tour de France enters its 16th Stage on Tuesday:

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1. THE HOME STRETCH -- Chris Froome is on the cusp of Tour de France victory. After Monday's rest day, the 28-year-old Briton is set to embark on six final stages in defense of his yellow jersey -- having virtually sewed up a win with a tour-de-force performance atop famed Mont Ventoux a day earlier. Tuesday's Stage 16 -- aside from a largely ceremonial ride into Paris for Sunday's finish ...

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