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Tour de France 2016: Stage 17 – Zakarin zips the win at Finhaut Emosson

Bedecked in more gold than your average pirate, Ilnur Zakarin stomped his way to a magnificent solo victory at the Emosson Dam. The Russian launched a series of stinging attacks to distance first Rafal Majka and then Jarlinson Pantano, just about managing to zip his jersey before collapsing over the line into the arms of the catchers. Chris Froome tightened his grip on the maillot jaune as Nairo Quintana was distanced.

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Tour de Pologne 2016 review: Tim Wellens scoops the prizes in Poland

Tim Wellens’ solo victory on Saturday’s queen stage during a Dantesque deluge brought him a suitcase full of jerseys, including the race leader’s, and a healthy GC margin, which he maintained into Monday’s individual time-trial (after the organisers cancelled Sunday’s stage). He finished only some 30 seconds off overall runner-up Fabio Felline and third placed Alberto Bettiol to confirm his overall victory.

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