Completed on 19-th stage of the 104th version of the legendary French race.
Multiple Norwegian champion qualified in numerous breakaway of the day where enough star names. The main group immediately made it clear to the fugitive that today to chase after them, no one will.
About 20 km to go the gap started the attack. Under gusty wind front group soon broke into several pieces. Ahead was Chavanel, Hagen, Bennati, De Gendt, Lakeland, Ketlar, Albasini, Arndt and Geber. The group leader was not unity, because everyone knew that in the final shot to fight Hagen and Bennati would be virtually impossible.
2.5 km to go, Hagen decided to solo attack and was thrown from the wheels of the last companions of separation. Norwegian is a powerful piece made it to the finish and scored his third victory at the Tour de France.
The main group headed yellow Jersey Christopher Froome arrived at the finish 11 minutes later. Major rearrangements in the overall standings did not happen.
The results of the 19-th stage:
1. Boasson Edvald Hagen (Norway, Dimension Data) – 5:06.09
2. Nikias Arndt (Germany, Team Sunweb) – 0,05
3. Jens Keukeleire (Belgium, Orica-Scott) – 0,17
4. Bennati Daniele (Italy, Movistar Team)
5. Thomas De Gendt (Belgium, Lotto Soudal)
Overall standings after the 19th stage:
1. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky) – 83.19,19
2. Romain bardet (France, AG2R La Mondiale) – 0,23
3. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia, Cannondale-Drapac) – 0,29
4. Mikel Landa (Spain, Sky) – 1,36
5. Fabio Aru (Italy, Astana) – 1,55
Tomorrow the Tour de France 2017 will be defining the cutting of 22.5 kilometer. Christopher froome, Rigoberto Uran and Romain bardet determines the winner of the French race. It is noteworthy that the start and finish of the stage is within the bowl of the velodrome stadium in Marseille.
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