Tour de France: Showcase of GC riders in the Pyrenees finishes with victory of Tadej Pogacar
Jul 14 2021 11:30 pm CET

Tour de France: Showcase of GC riders in the Pyrenees finishes with victory of Tadej Pogacar
Tour de France: Showcase of GC riders in the Pyrenees finishes with victory of Tadej Pogacar
Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) has taken the win of the 17th stage in the Tour de France, extending his lead in the General Classification.

The 17th stage of the French grand tour was another demanding day in the mountains -over a 178.4-kilometre route that features two climbs of the first category and a finish over the hors category ascent of Col du Portet- in which the General Classification riders were expected to show themselves once again.

The escape of the day formed within the first 20 kilometres by Lukas Pöstlberger, Anthony Perez, Danny van Poppel and Dorian Godon and soon after they were joined by Anthony Turgis and Maxime Chevalier. Back in the pack, teams like UAE Team Emirates, Israel Start-Up Nation and Arkea-Samsic took turns to control the speed in the pack.

During the first climb of the day, Wout Poels, Nairo Quintana, Elie Gesbert and Pierre Latour made a move from the pack but were eventually reeled back in by a very high-paced pack. With around 22 kilometres to go, Perez and Godon remained in front while the bunch was led by the team of Tadej Pogacar, which was trying to get rid of as many competitors as possible.

Perez got rid of Godon with 14 kilometres to go, and in the back, the pace proved to be too hard for riders like Quintana, Geraint Thomas and Alexey Lutsenko. With 8.3 kilometres to go, Pogacar changed the rhythm, caught and left Perez behind, and took with him Jonas Vingegaard, Rigoberto Uran and Richard Carapaz, but another move by the Yellow jersey wearer got rid of the rest except the Dane of Jumbo-Visma and the Ecuadorian of Ineos Grenadiers.

Meanwhile, behind the group of chasers included Uran, David Gaudu, Sergio Higuita, Ben O'Connor and Wilco Kelderman. Vingegaard and Pogacar took control of the pace of the front trio, until Carapaz attacked in the last kilometre, taking the Slovenian with him and leaving the Dane behind.

On the last metres, Vingegaard reached the other two, as Pogacar attacked to take the stage win, and managed to cross the finish line in the second position while Carapaz was third. With this result, the Dane and the Ecuadorian climbed one position in the General Classification.



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