sport“>follow hier live the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France.
sport“>Earlier in the stage, the famous Col de la Madeleine (17.1 to 8.4%) was already conquered on Wednesday. The finish is expected to be around 5.30 pm. Jumbo-Visma defends the yellow of their leader Primoz Roglic in the 17th stage. The Slovenian has a 40-second lead in the general classification over his fellow countryman Padej Pogacar.
sport“>Roberto Uran also follows in third place, one minute and 34 seconds behind. The best Dutchman in the rankings is Tom Dumoulin. Roglic’s teammate is five minutes and nineteen seconds from Roglic.
sport“>„I think that all classification riders are a bit scared of this stage and that nobody on the Madeleine is going to attack yet. It will come to the final climb that also reaches above 2000 meters, which means that there is less oxygen in the air ”. says Telegraaf columnist Michael Boogerd.
sport“>“Also in this stage I assume that Jumbo-Visma will aim for a lot of men to be in a breakaway group and contest each other for the stage victory. The removal of bonus seconds will remain important for Primoz Roglic if Tadej Pogacar remains at 40 counts in the rankings for so short. ”
Ⓒ Rias Immink
sport“>„Pogacar will try something and will have to, because this is the last uphill finish, although there will be a mountain stage on Thursday and of course the decisive time trial on Saturday. Hopefully it will be an exciting duel between the two, because then it will be a few nice closing days where there will be fights for every second. ”
sport“>Boogerd expects a battle between the classification riders on the 17th stage. “Rigoberto Uran is now third at 1.34, and behind that are Miguel Angel Lopez, Adam Yates, Richie Porte and Mikel Landa all within 45 seconds. It would be nice if those men from the second line choose the attack, but they also saw on Sunday that it has little chance of success. On the Grand Colombier, Yates tried, but was easily overtaken by Tom Dumoulin. ”
sport“>Boogerd concludes: „And this is also the final phase of the Tour, in which the classification riders will look at their position and want to consolidate it. In addition, they hope that others will fail rather than try something themselves. ”