170 km from Grenoble to Méribel with two Hors catégorie mountain grand prix
15.00 – Nieve retires
For the first time in his career Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) leaves a Grand Tour, nothing to do for the Spaniard. 7 km to the summit of Madeleine, the four leaders (Alaphilippe, Dan Martin, Gorka Izagirre and Carapaz) have an advantage of 1’02 “over Kämna and 3’19” over the yellow jersey group.
14.50 – the advantage decreases
With 72 km to go, the four fugitives have a 41 “lead over Kämna and 3’44” over the yellow jersey group. The average ride is 41.7 km / h. Quintana loses 2’00 “from the big group, further back the sprinter group.
14.43 – Alaphilippe in the lead
Julian Alaphilippe sets the pace on the climb and yesterday’s stage winner, the German Lennard Kämna, loses ground. There are still 12 km to the top and the group is losing its pieces, many riders are in difficulty due to the pace imposed by Bahrain-McLaren.
14.38 – Quintana detaches
In crisis Nairo Quintana (Team Arkéa Samsic), already in difficulty in the previous stage. The Colombian is likely to leave the top ten for good. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-Fdj) and the polka dot jersey Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2r La Mondiale) also lose contact with the best.
2.32pm – Landa’s team in the lead
Mikel Landa’s Bahrain-McLaren leads the group to shoot. Unusual event in a Tour de France dominated by Jumbo-Visma, unstoppable so far uphill.
14.27 – three teams in front
Fugitives and pursuers are climbing the Col de la Madeleine, 78 km from the finish the five attacking runners have a margin of 5’54 “on the yellow jersey group. The five are Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Lennard Kämna (Bora- Hansgrohe), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Gorka Izagirre (Astana) and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation). In the forward positions of the group Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma, Richie Porte’s Trek-Segafredo and Bahrain -McLaren by Mikel Landa.
14.14 – Madeleine is approaching
At 84 km from the finish, the fugitives have a 5’51 “advantage over the group, pulled by the Jumbo-Visma, the team of the yellow jersey Primoz Roglic. The average of the race is 48.5 km / h. There is just a short distance to Col de la Madeleine ( 17.1 km at 8.4%).
13.57 – 97 km to the finish
The advantage of the five fugitives is 5’19 “when there are 97 km to the finish. The average of the race is 49.2 km / h. Today’s two climbs, Madeleine (2000 m) and Loze (2304 m), are the only ones peaks of the Tour de France that exceed 2000 m.
13.34 – Impey gets up
The escape of the South African from Mitchelton-Scott ends. 115 km from the finish line, the five forwards of the first hour have an advantage of 4’02 “over the yellow jersey group. The five are: Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step ), Gorka Izagirre (Astana) and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation). Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Kämna were also part of the breakaway yesterday, in the stage won by the German Bora. Second came the climber of the Ineos, winner of the Giro of Italy 2019.
1.30 pm – Sam Bennett first in the sprint
The green jersey Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won the intermediate sprint by increasing the advantage over rival Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), who finished third also preceded by Michael Morkov, Bennett’s Austrian teammate. Among the fugitives, the first to cross the intermediate finish line is Julian Alaphilippe.
13.26 – the advantage increases
122 km from the finish line, the advantage of the five fugitives over South African Impey is 1’12 “, the margin on the yellow jersey group is 3’08”.
13.21 – Impey in pursuit
The five breakaway riders have a 32 “lead over the pursuer, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott), 1m52” over the yellow jersey group. 127 km to the finish line, the average race is 48.9 km / h.
1.15pm – five on the run
Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers), Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Gorka Izagirre (Astana) and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) are 24 “ahead of the pack.
The seventeenth stage of the Grande Boucle 2020 is the queen stage of the race, 170 km from Grenoble to Méribel with two Grand Prix of the Hors catégorie mountain that will make the final of the stage fiery. In command of the general classification Primoz Roglic, who after a quiet sixteenth stage for the big names he will have to give his all to stem his compatriot Tadej Pogacar, the best uphill in this Grande Boucle. Egan Bernal, captain of the Ineos, has abandoned the race after the difficulties of recent days.
After a first part of the race without particular roughness, the riders will face first the Col de la Madeleine (17.1 km at 8.4%) and then the Col de la Loze (21.5 km at 7.8%), ascent very demanding that leads to the finish line in Méribel.
1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 70h 06 ’47’ ‘2. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) +40 “3. Rigoberto Uran (Ef Pro Cycling) + 1’34” 4. Miguel Angel Lopez + 1’45 ” 5. Adam Yates + 2’03 “6. Richie Porte + 2’13” 7. Mikel Landa + 2’16 “8. Enric Mas + 3’15” 9. Tom Dumoulin + 5’19 “10. Nairo Quintana + 5’45 “
16 September 2020 (change September 16, 2020 | 15:03)
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