Tour de France: Taej Pogacar of Slovenia wins stage 17 of Tour de France


Tadej Pogacar

Tour de France: Taej Pogacar of Slovenia wins stage 17 of Tour de France: Tadej Pogacar prolonged his lead by profitable stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday atop Pyrenean big the Col du Portet, the place he was adopted over the road by Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz after the three performed out an epic battle.

Ecuadorian Carapaz launched a blistering assault 1.5km from the two,200m summit end, however was reeled in by Pogacar.

The Slovenian champion took his second victory on this Tour to increase his five-and-a-half minutes lead over the stunning Dane Vingegaard. Carapaz climbed to 3rd total after Rigobert Uran was dropped on the hillside.

“It was probably the most troublesome stage of the Tour, and I dedicate this win to my staff who labored so onerous for me right here,” stated Pogacar.

On the French nationwide vacation of Bastille Day, FDJ’s French rider David Gaudu got here fourth at a end line above the clouds on this distant bear inhabited nook of France.

French staff AG2R noticed their Australian podium hope Ben O’Connor consolidate fifth total as he rounded out the day’s high 5.

AG2R boss Vincent Lavenu advised AFP that the stage, with 36km of steep climbing on the ultimate part, was a “race for second place and that half the pretenders will probably be dropped right here.”

It proved to be so, however Ineos man Carapaz, who struggling after the lead trio broke off from the pretenders 8km from dwelling, saved preventing together with his late however fruitless burst
One final mountaintop end awaits the riders Thursday earlier than Saturday’s doubtlessly decisive time-trial and Sunday’s parade into Paris.


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