Roglic wins Tour de France stage 17 as Froome retains overall lead

Primoz Roglic tour de france 2017 stage 17

Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo) won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a mountainous 183-km ride. The Slovenian launched an attack during the ascent of the Galibier and kept the lead until the end.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) covered his rivals’ attacks to retain the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Fabio Aru (Astana) lost 30 seconds and fell off the podium.

Roglic was part of an initial 33-man breakaway that was whittled down to just six riders when Roglic attacked solo 6.4km from the summit of the hors category Col du Galibier, which at more than 2,600 metres above sea level was the highest point of this year’s Tour.

He crested the climb, 28km from the finish in Serre-Chevalier, with a lead of just over a minute and half on a group of chasers including the top contenders.

On the descent, Roglic easily managed his lead while a five-man chase group developed, including Froome.

But Aru, who started the day second at 18sec, had been dropped by an acceleration from Bardet just before the Galibier summit and he was chasing desperately to limit his losses.

Uran took second, 1min 13sec behind Roglic, to snatch six bonus seconds that moved him up to second, on the same time as Bardet. Froome also took four bonus seconds for finishing third to help increase his lead.

Aru came 31sec later to drop to fourth at 53sec ahead of Thursday’s second straight Alpine stage with its brutal finish at the summit of the imposing Col d’Izoard.

Tour de France 2017 – stage 17 results (La Mure – Serre-Chevalier):

1 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)


2 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)


3 Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


4 Romain Bardet (AG2R)


5 Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)


6 Mikel Landa (Team Sky)


7 Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


8 Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


9 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


10 Fabio Aru (Astana)


11 Mathias Frank (AG2R)


12 Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates)


13 Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data)


14 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


15 Daniel Navarro (Cofidis)


16 Damiano Caruso (BMC)


17 Ondrej Cink (Bahrain Merida)


18 Amael Moinard (BMC)


19 Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R)


20 Brice Feillu (Fortuneo-Oscaro)



General classification after stage 17:

1 Chris Froome (Team Sky)


2 Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)


3 Romain Bardet (AG2R)


4 Fabio Aru (Astana)


5 Mikel Landa (Team Sky)


6 Daniel Martin (Quick-Step Floors)


7 Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


8 Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates)


9 Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo)


10 Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)


11 Damiano Caruso (BMC)


12 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


13 Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R)


14 Mikel Nieve (Team Sky)


15 Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)


16 Brice Feillu (Fortuneo-Oscaro)


17 Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data)


18 Daniel Navarro (Cofidis)


19 Mathias Frank (AG2R)


20 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)



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