Tour de France 2020, 17th stage: Carapaz and Kämna on the run | The Direct

13.57 – 97 at 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 Ineos, winner of the Giro d ‘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. There are 127 km to the finish, the average race is 48.9 km / h.

1.15 pm – 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 stage

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 Ineos, has abandoned the race after the difficulties of recent days.

The climbs

After a first part of the race with no 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 in Méribel.

The ranking

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 “

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