Tour de France 2017 : Stage 17 – Roglic wins solo while Froome stays firm

Stage 17 of this year’s Tour de France looked like it would be a monster stage with three of the most iconic climbs one right after the other: la Croix de Fer, Telegraphe and Galibier ending with a sweeping descent into Serre Chavelier. The GC contenders, however, were not in the mood to risk much, leaving it to the other jersey fights and super-domestiques to spice up the stage. LottoNL-Jumbo’s Primoz Roglic attacked out of a Contador break 6.5km from the summit of Galibier to solo win his first Tour stage. Chris Froome stayed in yellow.

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Tour Tweets of the Week: WaWaPowa, Rogue Landa and Baby Blackbird

Another edition of Tour Tweets of the Week – packed, absolutely packed full of controversy, conspiracy theories (okay, we’re guilty of spreading one of those) and come-hither looks.  We’re loving Rogue Landa, WaWa Barguil, Baby Blackbird and Mick Jagger and wondering what to think of Bidon Bardet, Rogueless Landa, and the UCI commissaires.
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Tour de France 2017 : Stage 13 – Barguil storms to Bastille Day victory

Warren Barguil nailed his line around the last corner to perfection. Took it wide and exited with all the momentum to hold off his three breakaway companions Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Mikel Landa. The Sunweb man they nickname Wawa claimed the first French victory on Bastille Day since 2005 after a day spent on the attack, more than making up for his Stage 9 disappointment  The top three on GC remain exactly the same with Fabio Aru still holding a 6sec advantage over Chris Froome despite fierce skirmishes all over the Pyrenean parcours. Mikel Landa moves into 5th after joining Contador in a Spanish raid on the Col d’Agnes. The shortest stage in the Tour produced a rip-roaring day of racing – who would have thought that eh?

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