Tour de France 2017 : Stage 12 – Bardet bosses stage, Aru takes yellow

We had to wait for the final sprint to the line in Peyragudes for today’s denouementFabio Aru accelerated with around 300 metres to go, immediately putting Chris Froome under pressure, only for the Italian to be overhauled in the final 50 metres by Romain Bardet and runner-up Rigoberto Uran. For the first time in this race, Froome struggled with the pace, finally coming in seventh, 22 seconds back on Bardet, while Aru claimed third plus four bonus seconds to move into the yellow jersey by six seconds.

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