Tour de France Stage 17: Giant Alp(ecin) win for Geschke

Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) showed his breakaway companions a clean pair of heels when he attacked at the foot of the Col d’Allos, soloing away for his first visit to the top step of a Tour podium. A frisky first day in the Alps also saw changes in the overall classification with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) losing time in a crash and Tejay van Garderen (BMC) forced to abandon due to sickness.

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