Tour de France 2017 : Stage 18 – Barguil conquers Izoard, no one conquers Froome

The last summit finish of this year’s Tour de France, the last real chance for GC guys to put time into Chris Froome before Saturday’s time trial. But in the 179km stage, it really was only the last 10km that felt like a race. Warren Barguil already clinched the KOM jersey for 2017 earlier in the stage, but he saw his chance, he attacked out of the yellow jersey group just under the 10km mark to bridge the 2mins and hunt down Darwin Atapuma to take a solo win on the mighty Izoard. Chris Froome was never in difficulty, finishing comfortably in yellow while Romain Bardet took a few seconds from Rigoberto Uran to swap podium places.

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