Tour de France crosses into Switzerland in Stage 16

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Etixx-Quickstep teammates Julian Alaphilippe and Tony Martin are in an early breakaway during the 16th stage of the Tour de France, which is crossing into Switzerland midway through the leg.

The duo has a 1-minute lead 25 kilometers (16 miles) into the rolling 209-kilometer (130-mile) stage from Moirans-en-Montagne to the Swiss capital of Bern.

Defending champion Chris Froome is wearing the yellow jersey with a comfortable lead of 1 minute, 47 seconds over Dutch rider Bauke Mollema.

The hilly stage could favor a breakaway or a selective sprint.

A minute of silence was held at the start of the stage to pay tribute to the 84 victims of the truck attack in Nice. It's the third of three days of national mourning in France following the Bastille Day attack.