Completed the 16th stage of the 104th version of the legendary French race.
In the gap day at Queen’s mountain stage of overcoming the highest point of the Tour de France to 2017 Col du Galibier, made three dozen people, including a lot of winners on stages of the Grand tours and the holders of various prestigious shirts.
In front of a mountain of first category “Iron cross” formed a duet of leaders – Michael Matthews and Thomas De Gendt for a minute away from many of the companions of separation. Meanwhile in the main group to attack rushed Alberto Contador, which started gradually approach the margin.
For 89 km to go the group of Contador was lacking a leader at the time of De Gendt and Navarro. The gap has overcome the slope and began to conquer the final mountain of the day the Col du Galibier.
It seemed that Contador will be the favorite to win the stage, but the Spaniard was unable to respond to the powerful attack of Primoz Roglic. Slovenia in the final five kilometers of the climb increased to about a minute and a half of separation, and on the descent without problems retained the ground clearance and made the loudest
victory in his career.
Among generalwill the biggest loser was Fabio Aru – captain of “Astana” at the top of Galibier, lost contact with the group of Christopher froome and fell out of the top 3 overall. Froome retained the yellow Jersey, but the novel bard and Rigoberto Uran are seconds from the Briton.
The results of the 16th stage:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia, Lotto NL – Jumbo) – 5:07.41
2. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia, Cannondale-Drapac) Was 1.13
3. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky)
4. Romain bardet (France, AG2R La Mondiale)
5. Warren Bargy (France, Team Sunweb)
Overall standings after the 16th stage:
1. Christopher Froome (UK, Sky) – 73.27,26
2.Romain bardet (France, AG2R La Mondiale) and 0.27
3. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia, Cannondale-Drapac) And 0.27
4. Fabio Aru (Italy, Astana) – 0,53
5. Mikel Landa (Spain, Sky) – 1,24
Tomorrow the Tour de France to 2017 the next mountain stage. The participants of the race will overcome the mountain of the first category Col de Vars, and the finish of the stage is at the top of the highest category Col d Soar.
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