Lopez wins Tour de France stage 17 as Roglic extends lead

Miguel Angel Lopez won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a 170-km mountain trek from Grenoble as Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the overall lead on Wednesday.

Roglic took second place at top of the Col de la Loze, an unforgiving 21.5-km ascent at an average gradient of 7.8%, to extend his advantage over fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who came home third, to 57 seconds.

Lopez, who jumped away from the leading group 3.5 kilometres from the finish, crossed the line 15 seconds ahead of Roglic and 30 seconds before Pogacar.

The 21-year-old Pogacar now faces an uphill battle to unsettle Roglic, who suffered but was always in control.

Lopez moved up to third in the standings, 1:26 off the pace, ahead of another gruelling mountain stage on Thursday, over 175km between Meribel and La Roche sur Foron.

Tour de FranceĀ 2020 – stage 17 results (Grenoble – Col de la Loze):

1Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

4:49:08

2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

+15”

3Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

+30”

4Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma)

+56”

5Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

+01’01”

6Enric Mas (Movistar)

+01’12”

7Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

+01’20”

8Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

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9Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling)

+01’59”

10Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

+02’13”

11Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers)

+02’41”

12Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+02’48”

13Damiano Caruso (Bahrain McLaren)

+03’30”

14Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

+03’59”

15Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)

+04’09”

16Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo)

+06’12”

17Carlos Verona (Movistar)

+06’53”

18Davide De La Cruz (UAE Team Emirates)

+07’15”

19Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)

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20Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic)

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Tour de FranceĀ 2020 – general classification after stage 17:

1Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

74:56:04

2Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

+54”

3Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

+01’26”

4Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo)

+03’05”

5Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

+03’14”

6Rigoberto Uran (EF Pro Cycling)

+03’24”

7Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

+03’27”

8Enric Mas (Movistar)

+04’18”

9Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma)

+07’23”

10Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

+09’31”

11Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)

+10’35”

12Damiano Caruso (Bahrain McLaren)

+12’30”

13Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers)

+19’55”

14Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic)

+25’22”

15Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

+30’51”

16Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma)

+35’53”

17Pello Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren)

+53’24”

18Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept)

+55’11”

19Carlos Verona (Movistar)

+1h08’42”

20Gorka Izagirre (Astana)

+1h10’18”

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