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2020-09-16T09:50:34.831Z

Stage 17 of the 2020 Tour de France, with its excessive altitude and extreme gradients, was anticipated to be the centrepiece of Egan Bernal’s bid to retain his title. As a substitute, the Colombian is not going to grace the Col de la Madeleine and the Col de la Loze in any respect after abandoning the Tour this morning. His GC problem out of the blue evaporated on the Grand Colombier on Sunday and Bernal misplaced one other 27 minutes on the street to Villard de Lans yesterday. Ineos’ announcement of his withdrawal early this morning got here as little shock. “Egan is a real champion who likes to race, however he’s additionally a younger rider, with many Excursions forward of him, and at this level, on steadiness, we really feel it’s wiser for him to cease racing,” mentioned supervisor Dave Brailsford. Alasdair Fotheringham has the total story right here.

Ineos Grenadiers’ Egan Bernal at the 2020 Tour de France

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2020-09-16T09:59:25.074Z

Bernal had been mendacity sixteenth total after yesterday’s stage. The revised normal classification seems like this forward of stage 17:

1          Primoz Roglic (Slo) Staff Jumbo-Visma      70:06:47

2          Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates     00:00:40

3          Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Professional Biking            00:01:34

4          Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Professional Staff            00:01:45

5          Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 00:02:03

6          Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo    00:02:13

7          Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:02:16

8          Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Staff      00:03:15

9          Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Staff Jumbo-Visma   00:05:19

10        Nairo Quintana (Col) Staff Arkea-Samsic    00:05:43

11        Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis         00:06:45

12        Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Staff     00:06:52

13        Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain McLaren        00:09:09

14        Richard Carapaz (Eu) Ineos Grenadiers       00:17:23

15        Warren Barguil (Fra) Staff Arkea-Samsic    00:18:16

16        Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Inns-Very important Idea       00:30:03

17        Sepp Kuss (USA) Staff Jumbo-Visma          00:35:06

18        Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:44:23

19        Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Staff       00:58:58

20        Carlos Verona (Spa) Movistar Staff 01:01:58

2020-09-16T10:03:27.257Z

Stage 17 is 170km in size and brings the Tour to its highest level on the end line. There are simply two climbs on the route, however they’re brutes. The two,000m-high summit of the hors categorie Col de la Madeleine (17.1km at 8.4%) comes after 107.5km, whereas the end atop the Col de la Loze is a few 2,304m above sea degree and comes after a vicious hors categorie ascent that’s 21.5km in size with a median gradient of seven.8%. The primary man to the highest claims the stage honours and the Memento Henri Desgrange, and the climb may simply resolve the end result of the 2020 Tour.

2020-09-16T10:11:13.316Z

The sting comes within the tail of this stage. The steepest a part of the Col de la Loze comes within the remaining 4km, when the street has already climbed above 1800m. “It is fairly in contrast to something that is discovered within the Alps,” Patrick Fletcher writes of the dramatic finale to this stage. “Immediately the Loze path begins and all the pieces adjustments.

“There are hairpins, and there are longer straight sections, however above all there are nasty ramps that jut up nearly vertiginously. That is far past the extra irregular gradients discovered within the Pyrenees, and race director Christian Prudhomme has spoken of “a collection of partitions”. He even name-dropped the Mur de Huy – the ultra-steep climb used on the finish of Flèche Wallonne.

“You go round a hairpin, and also you’re coming as much as a ‘wall’, however you are on a false flat – it is a continuous altering of rhythm,” Prudhomme mentioned. “It is going to be an unbelievable finale as a result of we have by no means had that sort of breaking-up of gradient, at that altitude. It does not exist – or it did not, till now.”

Learn Patrick’s considerate preview of the stage and evaluation of the GC scenario right here.

2020-09-16T10:12:56.367Z

The peloton is assembling on the beginning line in Grenoble for the roll out in a couple of minutes, at 12.15 CET. After a neutralised zone of 6.5km, they’re resulting from attain kilometre zero at 12.30

2020-09-16T10:14:59.626Z

Though the Madeleine, the Col de la Loze and – particularly – these vicious remaining kilometres dominate most individuals’s ideas, there can be one other race inside a race within the opening kilometres. Sam Bennett nonetheless has a 45-point lead over Peter Sagan within the factors competitors, and the Slovakian will certainly look to make inroads into that buffer on the intermediate dash at La Rochette after 45.5km. It might be a high-octane opening hour…

2020-09-16T10:18:21.600Z

Primoz Roglic carries a lead of 40 seconds over his compatriot Tadej Pogacar into as we speak’s stage, however he is aware of the ultimate climb may change the complexion of their duel. “I feel it’s the Queen stage of the Tour, we end on the highest level of the race this yr and it’s simply loopy arduous,” Roglic mentioned. “The final 5 kilometres are actually tough, it’ll be a combat for each second.

“Tadej is the closest rival, and I count on he’ll attempt to assault,” Roglic mentioned. “The opposite guys will in all probability take care of one another. Wanting again on the mountain phases, usually Tadej was the strongest, so I must give attention to the perfect guys, give attention to myself to do the perfect job, and that’s all I can do.” 

Alasdair Fotheringham has the total story right here.

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2020-09-16T10:30:23.266Z

-170km

Francois Lemarchand waves the flag, and stage 17 of the Tour de France is formally underway. The assaults comes instantly…

2020-09-16T10:31:04.222Z

Ben Hermans (Israel Begin-Up Nation) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) are among the many males making an attempt to push clear within the opening kilometre.

2020-09-16T10:32:46.058Z

De Gendt, Krists Neilands (Israel Begin-Up Nation) and Pierre-Luc Perichon (Cofidis) get a spot of 5 seconds or so, however there are many groups desirous to chase behind on this uncategorised drag out of Grenoble.

2020-09-16T10:33:45.405Z

Peter Sagan is among the many riders making an attempt to get throughout, and the inexperienced jersey of Sam Bennett is caught like a limpet to his rear wheel.

2020-09-16T10:35:41.013Z

A sizeable group of 20 or so riders has a small hole, together with Sam Bennett, Sagan, Matteo Trentin, in addition to the unique attacker De Gendt. Sagan is aware of there may be an unclassified climb of Saint-Pierre-d’Allevard (7.3km at 3.7%) after 30km or so, and he can be determined to attempt to shed the Irishman there.

2020-09-16T10:36:42.820Z

-165km

That 20-man group has been roughly introduced again, however the peloton is strung out in an extended line with loads of gaps rising.  A trio of Ineos Grenadiers riders at the moment are in direction of the entrance, making an attempt to drive a break clear.

2020-09-16T10:37:55.499Z

-164km

Dylan van Baarle (Ineos) clips off the entrance and opens a small hole. He’ll hope for some firm, in any other case this transfer can be snuffed out quickly.

2020-09-16T10:40:35.411Z

-162km

Van Baarle is introduced again, and the method begins yet again. Plenty of riders are very eager on getting up the street early as we speak, and it may take a while for the break to type. Thomas De Gendt is once more pushing on the entrance, making an attempt to shake a gaggle unfastened.

2020-09-16T10:42:38.409Z

Acceleration follows acceleration on the entrance. Cees Bol tries to snap the elastic for Sunweb. The peloton is lined out behind him. Ineos are very outstanding in making an attempt to get a person up the street right here.

2020-09-16T10:45:14.622Z

A probably pivotal second within the hunt for the inexperienced jersey. Peter Sagan wheels to a halt on the rear of the bunch to get a motorbike change. He’s now chasing again on by way of the group vehicles after a fast change. Bennett and Matteo Trentin, in the meantime, are among the many clutch of riders chasing Bol on the head of the race.

2020-09-16T10:47:22.053Z

-157km

Bol is introduced again after which Neilands, Van Baarle, Luke Rowe and De Gendt attempt to drive their means clear. Nothing doing but. The bunch is strung out however nonetheless collectively, even when some riders on the again should really feel more and more like they’re touching from a distance…

2020-09-16T10:50:10.948Z

-153km

Thomas De Gendt assaults with objective and opens a good hole by himself. He has 13 seconds over the peloton. He’ll want some firm, after all, however he is the place he desires to be at this level in proceedings.

2020-09-16T10:51:49.376Z

De Gendt is absolutely dedicated to his lone effort. Behind, riders are struggling to flee the clutches of the peloton and set out in pursuit of the Belgian.

2020-09-16T10:54:15.914Z

-150km

De Gendt has 20 seconds over the peloton. Chris Juul Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) is in lone pursuit and there is a group that includes Julian Alaphilippe, Richard Carapaz, Luke Rowe and Oliver Naesen making an attempt to return throughout. Bora-Hansgrohe, nonetheless, are chasing within the peloton, and it may all be again to sq. one quickly.

2020-09-16T10:55:54.923Z

Van Avermaet, Rowe, Carapaz et al are nonetheless making an attempt gamely to flee the clutches of the peloton and get throughout to De Gendt.

2020-09-16T10:57:46.342Z

-146km

This sturdy group of 20 or so chasers have caught De Gendt, they usually have 22 seconds in hand on the peloton. This might be our early break.

2020-09-16T11:02:24.413Z

This 21-man break has a lead of twenty-two seconds over a peloton the place Movistar are main the chase. 

2020-09-16T11:03:47.956Z

-142km

In actual fact, there are 22 males off the entrance, however their hole is already dwindling: Richard Carapaz, Luke Rowe (Ineos), Felix Grossschartner, Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mikael Cherel, Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale), Julian Alaphilippe, Tim Declercq (Deceuninck-QuickStep), Laurent Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Toms Skujins, Jasper Stuyvens (Trek-Segafredo), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Greg Van Avermaet (CCC), Søren Kragh Andersen, Nikias Arndt (Sunweb), Chris Juul Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott), Dan Martin, Nils Politt, Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Roger Kluge, Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal),

2020-09-16T11:06:07.547Z

-141.5km

The race is on the hardest a part of the unclassified climb of Saint-Pierre-d’Allevard and a diminished peloton is upon the breakaway. Alaphilippe and Izagirre are among the many riders who kick once more in a bid to remain away. Carapaz, Dan Martin and Kamna go along with them.

2020-09-16T11:06:46.153Z

In the back of the peloton, in the meantime, various sprinters, together with Andre Greipel and Caleb Ewan, have been distanced. It might be an extended and lonesome day for them if the race does not quiet down quickly.

2020-09-16T11:07:59.418Z

Alaphilippe, Carapaz, Dan Martin, Kamna and Izagirre are the survivors of the preliminary transfer, they usually have a lead of 20 seconds over a fragmented peloton. The quintet are combining properly, however will they be granted the liberty to ascertain a lead?

2020-09-16T11:10:10.042Z

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Marc Soler (Movistar) and Dani Martinez (EF Professional Biking) try to bridge throughout to the 5 leaders however they’re struggling to flee a peloton that’s proper on their coattails. 

2020-09-16T11:11:39.593Z

-138km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peloton at 0:25

2020-09-16T11:12:49.351Z

Martinez and the chasers have been introduced again and now Dylan van Baarle is making an attempt to bridge throughout to the escapees. In the meantime, Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan watch each other close to the entrance of a diminished bunch. They’re simply excessive of the unclassified climb, and the intermediate sprints is about 12km away.

2020-09-16T11:14:02.536Z

-136km

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) are extending their lead over the peloton, and the hole is touching half a minute.

2020-09-16T11:16:08.526Z

-134km

Jumbo-Visma are coming to the entrance of the peloton to carry a level of organisation to the entrance of the peloton. Roglic’s males would likely choose the break to ascertain sufficient of a lead for the race to quiet down just a little.

2020-09-16T11:16:49.053Z

Daryl Impey (Mitchelon-Scott) is now making an attempt to forge throughout alone to the 5 leaders, who’ve 28 seconds in hand on the yellow jersey group.

2020-09-16T11:19:23.275Z

-131km

Jumbo-Visma unfold throughout the street and the tempo abates within the peloton. The break’s benefit grows accordingly. 50 seconds the hole. 

2020-09-16T11:20:09.363Z

State of affairs

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Chaser at 0:25

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

Peloton at 1:07

2020-09-16T11:21:37.932Z

-129km

5km to the intermediate dash, the place, as issues stand, there’s a most of 9 factors on supply for Sagan and Bennett, who’re each within the yellow jersey group. Excellent news for the Irishman, who’s defending a 45-point lead within the standings.

2020-09-16T11:22:58.029Z

-127km

Carapaz, Kamna, Dan Martin, Alaphilippe and Izagirre now have 2:00 over the peloton. This quintet has been granted their freedom for now. If they’re given just a little extra leeway, they’ve the firepower to go all the way in which to the end even on a day as arduous as this.

2020-09-16T11:23:29.789Z

Impey is in no man’s land, 40 seconds down on the 5 leaders. Except they knock off the tempo just a little, he’ll battle to make it throughout.

2020-09-16T11:24:35.644Z

On the very again of the race, a dropped Caleb Ewan is aware of the velocity has dropped within the peloton and he’s battling by way of the race convoy to latch again on.

2020-09-16T11:26:38.495Z

-124km

Julian Alaphilippe leads Dan Martin and the break by way of the intermediate dash at La Rochette. Impey comes by way of the identical level nonetheless 40 seconds down on the leaders. 

2020-09-16T11:27:56.753Z

Again within the peloton, 3 minutes behind the break, Sagan sits on the wheel of Bennett forward of the intermediate dash. Kasper Asgreen and Michael Morkov are there to guide it out for Bennett.

2020-09-16T11:29:30.740Z

Sam Bennett wins the dash for seventh and it seems like Morkov pipped Sagan to eighth, which might imply that the Irishman has picked up two factors on his rival for the inexperienced jersey.

2020-09-16T11:31:18.680Z

High-quality driving from Morkov, who led out Bennett and stored going to verify Sagan misplaced out on a degree. Bennett now has a 47-point lead within the factors classification and he has overcome one other impediment on the street to Paris. Now he’ll must make it over the Madeleine and Col de la Loze, after all, however he has been surviving the mountains properly so far. 

2020-09-16T11:32:30.499Z

-119km

The common velocity to this point is a rasping 49.6kph, however the race has mercifully calmed just a little. The 5 leaders now have 3:38 over the peloton, whereas the lone chaser Impey seems to have sat up. Caleb Ewan, in the meantime, has rejoined the peloton after being dropped on the early, unclassified climb.

2020-09-16T11:35:25.204Z

-116km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Peloton at 3:57

2020-09-16T11:45:10.288Z

One of many most interesting writers on the Tour de France additionally occurs to be in a group automobile behind the peloton. Tom Southam is a part of the EF Professional Biking administration and his rider Rigoberto Uran is presently third total, 1:34 off Roglic. His race has been constant somewhat than spectacular to this point, however his skill to final the course in a tough race like because of this he’s properly positioned to assert the second podium end of his Tour profession.

“Rigo goes properly and he’s come a good distance from his Vuelta crash from final yr. He’s stepped again as much as changing into the chief. We turned up right here with him, Dani and Sergio and a method or one other he’s on the high of the pile. That’s nice as a result of he’s a frontrunner that we’re accustomed to driving for, and we all know how he works, and the way he operates,” Southam advised Cyclingnews.

 “We go to excessive altitude, which is in his favour, however everyone seems to be driving the identical race now since you’re both shut and within the combine or a good distance away. I feel that that the TT additionally fits Rigoberto higher than among the guys round him or behind him on GC. The Tour appears to be hanging within the steadiness and has been for ages however then impulsively, sooner or later within the mountains, it’s going to be over. It might be as quickly as stage 17.”

CANTAL FRANCE SEPTEMBER 11 Rigoberto Uran of Colombia and Team EF Pro Cycling during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 13 a 1915km stage from ChtelGuyon to Pas de PeyrolLe Puy Mary Cantal 1589m TDF2020 LeTour on September 11 2020 in Cantal France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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2020-09-16T11:46:37.912Z

-108km

Tony Martin units the tempo within the peloton for Jumbo-Visma, 4:30 down on the 5 leaders. “Earlier on within the race I believed that Jumbo-Visma can be extra drained by now however they didn’t have to try this a lot within the second week due to the inexperienced jersey competitors they usually’re really as sturdy as ever now,” Southam mentioned.

2020-09-16T11:54:31.547Z

Away from the Tour de France, the riders on the Tour of Luxembourg have protested concerning the security situations on the race. Riders had spoken to race organisers concerning the risks out on the street earlier than stage 2 and, once they encountered additional issues, they stopped racing after 18km and demanded motion. After negotiations with race organisers and the UCI commissaries, the riders agreed to neutralise the 80km journey to Syren after which race the ultimate 42km round Hesperang on the deliberate circuit. The race organisers introduced a brand new stage begin can be given in Syren. Learn extra right here.

The riders at the Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg talk about road safety after neutralising stage 2

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2020-09-16T11:56:36.756Z

-100km

Into the ultimate 100km for the leaders Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe). They’ve 5:11 over a peloton that’s being led by Tony Martin and Jumbo-Visma.

2020-09-16T11:58:00.525Z

The race is just a little over 20km from the bottom of the Col de la Madeleine, the primary of the day’s two, brutally powerful labeled climbs. Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Staff Emirates squad sit in line behind Jumbo-Visma in the intervening time.

2020-09-16T12:04:33.578Z

-94km

Alaphilippe, Carapaz, Martin, Kamna and Izagirre are nonetheless padding out their benefit forward of the Col de la Madeleine. The hole is out to five:24.

2020-09-16T12:13:00.064Z

-88km

By making the break once more as we speak, yesteday’s stage winner Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) is an actual risk within the king of the mountains classification. “I’ll attempt to make it within the break once more and perhaps get some factors for the king of the mountains jersey. It is determined by how day unfolds, however I’ve an eye fixed on the polka dot jersey now,” Kämna advised Eurosport earlier than the beginning. “Profitable a stage was my first objective however now I’m shut within the king of the mountains.”

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2020-09-16T12:17:53.420Z

-84km

The 5 escapees are 5km from the bottom of the Col de la Madeleine with a lead of 5:55 over the peloton. Skies are blue overhead in the intervening time, however there may be the potential for thunder showers on the end on the Col de la Loze this afternoon.

2020-09-16T12:26:17.398Z

-80km

Alaphilippe, Martin, Kamna, Carapaz and Izagirre hit the foot of the mighty Col de la Madeleine. The ascent is 17.1km at 8.4% and one of many hardest in all the Tour.

2020-09-16T12:29:13.573Z

Dan Martin fractured his sacrum in a crash on the Dauphine and his participation within the Tour was unsure till days earlier than the beginning. He understandably struggled within the opening section of the race however he was up the street on Friday and now seems to be discovering his rhythm. He is given himself an opportunity of competing for the stage as we speak and he’s additionally hitting upon some type forward of a really demanding World Championships street race in Imola per week on Sunday.

GRAND COLOMBIER FRANCE AUGUST 09 Daniel Martin of Ireland and Team Israel StartUp Nation during the 32nd Tour de LAin 2020 Stage 3 a 145km stage from Saint Vulbas to Grand Colombier 1501m tourdelain TOURDELAIN TDA on August 09 2020 in Grand Colombier France Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images

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2020-09-16T12:34:34.319Z

Landismo lives. Bahrain-McLaren come to the entrance of the peloton on the decrease slopes of the Col de la Madeleine. Mikel Landa has among the best climbing help exterior of Jumbo-Visma on this race – Damiano Caruso, specifically, has been very spectacular to this point – and he appears to reckon that he might as properly make use of them.

LARUNS FRANCE SEPTEMBER 06 Mikel Landa Meana of Spain and Team Bahrain Mclaren Richie Porte of Australia and Team Trek Segafredo Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Breakaway during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 9 a 153km stage from Pau to Laruns 495m TDF2020 LeTour on September 06 2020 in Laruns France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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2020-09-16T12:35:58.213Z

-77km

The Bahrain-McLaren pace-setting is shedding the peloton of some riders they usually’ve additionally shorn the break’s lead again to five:10.

2020-09-16T12:37:40.569Z

Jumbo-Visma’s Tony Martin and Amund Grondahl Jansen are among the many riders distanced by Sonny Colbrelli’s pace-making for Bahrain-McLaren. The sprinters, together with each Sam Bennett and Peter Sagan, have additionally relented. 

2020-09-16T12:38:16.865Z

-76.5km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe).

Peloton at 4:40

2020-09-16T12:40:07.301Z

Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) has been dropped by the yellow jersey group. The Colombian is within the firm of Connor Swift and he seems to be in some problem. There are a minimum of 40 or so riders nonetheless within the yellow jersey group, the place Bahrain-McLaren are setting the tempo.

2020-09-16T12:41:53.458Z

Sonny Colbrelli nonetheless units the tempo within the peloton whereas Nairo Quintana loses extra floor. This might be a really uncommon day of racing. The break’s lead is all the way down to 4 minutes with 13.3km of the Madeleine nonetheless to go.

2020-09-16T12:42:51.792Z

Thibaut Pinot and king of the mountains Benoit Cosnefroy are additionally among the many riders jettisoned out the again by Colbrelli’s tempo on the entrance. 

2020-09-16T12:43:36.421Z

-75km

Julian Alaphilippe leads the break and his efforts have seen a flagging Lennard Kamna dropped from the transfer.

2020-09-16T12:44:38.875Z

Alaphilippe leads Martin, Izagirre and Carapaz on the Madeleine, whereas Kamna loses floor. Colbrelli retains main the peloton, which has closed to inside 3:33.

2020-09-16T12:47:38.872Z

-74km

Landa strikes up in direction of the entrance of the yellow jersey group, the place 4 of his Bahrain-McLaren sit within the first positions. The hole to the break has dropped to three:40.

2020-09-16T12:48:57.834Z

State of affairs

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 

Chaser:

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peltoton at 3:40

Chaser at 5:20

Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic)

Inexperienced jersey group at 6:56

2020-09-16T12:51:09.197Z

Colbrelli has all the time had the power to recover from a hill, however that is the Col de la Madeleine and he continues to set the tempo after 7km of climbing. Landa nonetheless has 5 Bahrain-McLaren teammates for firm, whereas Jumbo-Visma sit behind them.

2020-09-16T12:52:40.830Z

Landa started the day in seventh total, 2:16 off the maillot jaune, and he gives the look that he’s keen to danger all the pieces to maneuver up on this, the hardest stage of the race. Colbrelli retains channeling Wout van Aert on the entrance.

2020-09-16T12:54:55.597Z

-72km

Colbrelli swings over after a outstanding shift on the Madeleine. Wout Poels takes up the reins for Bahrain-McLaren with just a little underneath 10km of the climb to go.

2020-09-16T12:56:16.407Z

There are nonetheless 30 or extra riders on this yellow jersey group, which is 3:30 down on the escapees. Bahrain-McLaren nonetheless lead, with delegations from Jumbo-Visma,  UAE Staff Emirates and Trek-Segafredo lined up behind them.

2020-09-16T12:57:14.641Z

-71km

The previous teammates Dan Martin and Julian Alaphilippe are doing the majority of the heavy lifting within the break, however Richard Carapaz and Gorka Izagirre are nonetheless hanging on. 

2020-09-16T12:59:48.926Z

Wout Poels leads Matej Mohoric, Pello Bilbao, Damiano Caruso and his chief Mikel Landa with 8.5km of the Madeleine to go. Poels, bear in mind, crashed closely on the opening day and seemed to be struggling to remain within the Tour through the opening week, however he has managed to journey his means into this race. Poels was given probably the most combativity prize for his travails to stay within the Tour on stage 5.

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2020-09-16T13:00:15.490Z

Adam Yates, in the meantime, has misplaced an vital help rider as Mikel Nieve abandons the Tour de France.

2020-09-16T13:01:25.432Z

-70km

5 miles of the Col de la Madeleine stay for Gorka Izagirre, Dan Martin, Julian Alaphilippe and Richard Carapaz. 3:18 the hole to the Bahrain-McLaren-led yellow jersey group.

2020-09-16T13:05:03.442Z

Lennard Kamna, by the way, has been caught and – it appears – dropped by  the yellow jersey group, which would seem to thwart his hopes of difficult for the king of the mountains jersey. The person in possession, Benoit Cosnefroy, has been dropped by the yellow jersey group, which he now trails by just a little underneath a minute.

2020-09-16T13:06:12.782Z

-68.5km

6km of the Col de la Madeleine to go, with Poels nonetheless setting the tempo in a yellow jersey group of maybe 30 riders.

2020-09-16T13:08:32.582Z

Bahrain-McLaren’s pace-making remains to be chipping away on the break’s buffer, which has dropped to 2:35 with 5km of the Madeleine left to climb.

2020-09-16T13:12:52.663Z

Matej Mohoric takes over for Bahrain-McLaren, although Poels has tucked in simply behind him. The yellow jersey group remains to be sizeable however this tempo will take the sting from many riders’ legs even earlier than the race hits the two,000m altitude mark.

2020-09-16T13:16:21.164Z

The spectacular debutant Harold Tejada (Astana) has been dropped from the yellow jersey group. Miguel Angel Lopez has just one teammate – Omar Fraile – with him and one other – Gorka Izagirre – up the street within the break.

2020-09-16T13:17:17.384Z

I believed Lennard Kamna had already been caught by the yellow jersey group, however the German has solely simply been captured by the chasers and he’s sitting in on the again.

2020-09-16T13:18:59.994Z

-64.5km

3km of the Madeleine left for the yellow jersey group, which has been thinned out significantly. Roglic nonetheless has 5 teammates round him and there are 4 Movistar males in right here. In the meantime, Uran has simply Hugh Carthy for firm, and Pogacar solely has David de la Cruz and a flagging Jan Polanc within the group. Bahrain-McLaren nonetheless set the tempo, with Poels again on the entrance, and the hole to the break is 2 minutes.

2020-09-16T13:20:18.277Z

-64km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Yellow jersey group at 1:54

2020-09-16T13:22:30.695Z

Wout van Aert and Tom Dumoulin put on some indicators of struggling on their faces as they sit behind the Bahrain cohort on the entrance, although they’re removed from the one ones. Roglic additionally has Sepp Kuss, George Bennett and Robert Gesink for firm on this group.

2020-09-16T13:24:33.507Z

-63km

Martin, Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre strategy the summit of the Madeleine with a lead of 1:33 over the yellow jersey group, which incorporates the entire males who have been within the high 9 total this morning. Nairo Quintana was distanced early on the Madeleine.

2020-09-16T13:25:17.441Z

-62.5km

Richard Carapaz (Ineos) leads over the Col de la Madeleine forward of Julian Alaphilippe, Dan Martin and Gorka Izagirre.

2020-09-16T13:26:53.604Z

Tadej Pogacar leads the yellow jersey group excessive of the Madeleine, 1:24 down on the 4 leaders. The Slovenian has eyes on the king of the mountains jersey in addition to the white jersey and, after all, the yellow. 

2020-09-16T13:27:50.086Z

The break climbed the 17.1km Col de la Madeleine in 59:22, whereas the yellow jersey group went up in a notably faster time of 54:48.

2020-09-16T13:29:04.100Z

Alaphilippe leads the break on the sweeping descent of the Madeleine, however with barely 90 seconds in hand, the main quartet will certainly struggling to carry off the chasers on the Col de la Loze.

2020-09-16T13:32:30.731Z

-55km

Dan Martin has misplaced contact with the remainder of the break on the descent, the place Alaphilippe and Carapaz have been pushing on the tempo by way of the corners.

2020-09-16T13:34:02.751Z

Pogacar’s fifth place throughout the highest of the Madeleine places him into the provisional lead within the king of the mountains competitors. The Slovenian is on 42 factors, whereas Cosnefroy is on 36 factors.

2020-09-16T13:35:14.148Z

-52km

Alaphilippe has now opened a spot over Carapaz and Izagirre by way of the corners. Dan Martin is 32 seconds again, whereas the yellow jersey group is at 1:52. 

2020-09-16T13:37:29.383Z

-50km

Chief:

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Chasers:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos) and Gorka Izagirre (Astana)

Chaser at 0:47:

Dan Martin (Israel Begin-Up Nation)

Yellow jersey group at 1:56

2020-09-16T13:40:00.635Z

Izagirre has made it throughout to Alaphilippe on the descent and they’re about to be joined once more by Carapaz. This trio is 2:13 forward of the Bahrain-McLaren-led yellow jersey group.

2020-09-16T13:43:22.482Z

-45km

Alaphilippe, Izagirre and Carapaz have 1:32 on Dan Martin and a pair of:31 on the yellow jersey group as they attain the decrease a part of the descent off the Madeleine.

2020-09-16T13:44:24.863Z

World champion Mads Pedersen has managed to carry himself again as much as the yellow jersey group to help his chief Richie Porte. Kenny Elissonde can be within the group for the Australian, who’s having fun with his greatest Tour since 2016 and maybe his greatest probability to complete on the rostrum.

2020-09-16T13:46:52.030Z

Nairo Quintana’s travails as we speak imply that Guillaume Martin strikes provisionally into the highest 10 total. The Frenchman remains to be safely within the yellow jersey group, the place Bahrain-McLaren, Jumbo-Visma and Movistar are current within the best numbers.

2020-09-16T13:53:29.823Z

-36km

Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre have managed to stretch out their benefit over the yellow jersey group on the descent of the Col de la Madeleine. The hole is now at 2:40, whereas Dan Martin is about to be caught by the chasers.

2020-09-16T13:55:41.148Z

The yellow jersey group splits barely on the descent underneath Mohoric’s forcing, although the hole between the 2 parts of the group is closed nearly as shortly. 

2020-09-16T13:58:57.661Z

-32km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Yellow jersey group at 2:32

Nairo Quintana group at 10:51

Inexperienced jersey group at 13:50

2020-09-16T14:03:29.189Z

The ultimate ascent of the Col de la Loze is 21.5km at a median gradient of seven.8% and an altitude of two,304m. The gradient flits between 7 and 9% within the first 8km, then the gradient eases barely on the midpoint and the passage by way of Méribel. The gradient ramps up in opposition to thereafter and pitches to vertiginous ranges within the final 4km, which is on a bike-specific street. The common gradients of kilometres 18-21 of the climb are 11.2%, 11%, 9.5% and 9.3%, respectively. The are gradients of 24% with just a little over 2km to go and one other ramp of 18% with just a little over a kilometre left. The mixture of the size, altitude and gradient make this a take a look at like no different on the 2020 Tour.

2020-09-16T14:05:45.402Z

-27km

Matej Mohoric units the tempo within the yellow jersey within the valley resulting in the bottom of the Col de la Loze on behalf of Mikel Landa. The hole to the break stands at 2:25.

2020-09-16T14:08:32.114Z

Bahrain-McLaren have completed the entire pace-making for the reason that backside of the Col de la Madeleine, but it surely’s price noting that Primoz Roglic nonetheless has 5 Jumbo-Visma teammates for firm: George Bennett, Wout van Aert, Robert Gesink, Tom Dumoulin and Sepp Kuss.

Tour de France 2020 107th Edition 16th stage Grenoble Meribel Col de la Loze 170 km 16092020 Sepp Kuss USA Team Jumbo Visma Primoz Roglic SLO Team Jumbo Visma photoJan De MeuleneirPNBettiniPhoto2020

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2020-09-16T14:09:28.717Z

-25km

Into the ultimate 25km for Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre, who’ve 2:15 in hand on the Mohoric-led yellow jersey group.

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 16th stage Grenoble - Meribel - Col de la Loze 170 km - 16/09/2020 - Julian Alaphilippe (FRA - Deceuninck - Quick Step) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020

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2020-09-16T14:14:45.767Z

-23km

On the Tour presentation final October, route designer Thierry Gouvenou had this to say concerning the horrors that await the peloton atop the Col de la Loze this afternoon. “There’s nothing common about it, as a result of the street passes from flat to twenty per cent after which again to 10 per cent. It’s a must to change rhythm on a regular basis, which rouleurs don’t like,” Gouvenou advised AFP. “I can’t discover a related place, it’s a novel street in France. Realizing the results of altitude on the physique, it’s going to be probably the most difficult end for the riders to handle. It is the queen stage of the Tour.”

2020-09-16T14:15:49.193Z

The skies have darkened overhead however the rain has held off in the intervening time. The end, nonetheless, remains to be an hour or extra of climbing away…

2020-09-16T14:16:48.329Z

-21.5km

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Gorka Izagirre (Astana) and Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) start the Col de la Loze with a lead of 1:52 over the yellow jersey group, which remains to be being led by Bahrain-McLaren.

2020-09-16T14:18:41.398Z

Mohoric leads this diminished peloton on the bottom of the Col de la Loze. Poels, Caruso and Pello Bilbao are additionally right here on behalf of Mikel Landa, who has been signalling his intentions very publicly certainly for this monstrous remaining climb.

2020-09-16T14:21:23.861Z

-20km

Carapaz, Izagirre and Alaphilippe nonetheless cling onto a lead of two minutes on the decrease slopes of the Loze, but it surely’s arduous to think about this trio will be capable of maintain off the yellow jersey group behind. It is tough to foretell, nonetheless, exactly how this climb can be tackled. The severity of the ultimate 4km may properly serve to dissuade attackers from the yellow jersey group till a lot nearer to the highest.

2020-09-16T14:22:54.904Z

-19.4km

Alaphilippe climbs from the saddle and opens a spot over Carapaz and Izagirre. Carapaz leads the chase, whereas Izagirre is content material to observe – aware that he can be anticipated to lend Miguel Angel Lopez a hand if and when the yellow jersey group catch them.

2020-09-16T14:23:37.852Z

-19km

Carapaz brings again Alaphilippe and involves the entrance to set a steadier tempo. 19km of climbing to go and the hole is 2:13 over the peloton.

2020-09-16T14:24:33.892Z

Bahrain-McLaren are nonetheless massed on the entrance of the yellow jersey they usually’re giving a free journey – properly, as free as one can get on a stage of this severity – to Roglic’s Jumbo-Visma guard.

2020-09-16T14:25:39.320Z

Mohoric pulls over and now Wout Poels takes up the reins for Bahrain-McLaren. Landa has Bilbao and Caruso left too, then it is all on him…

2020-09-16T14:28:27.123Z

-17.5km

Carapaz units the tempo within the break with Alaphilippe and Izagirre on his wheel, and the Ecuadorian’s tempo is preserving the bunch at arm’s size in the intervening time. The hole is 2:08.

2020-09-16T14:29:18.212Z

A reminder that the one main absentees from the yellow jersey group are Nairo Quintana, who was dropped on the Col de la Madeleine, and Egan Bernal, who was a non-starter this morning.

2020-09-16T14:30:26.169Z

Tadej Pogacar nonetheless has David de la Cruz by his facet on this group, whereas Jan Polanc is hanging on as greatest he can on the very again. Rigoberto Uran is sitting a good distance again with Hugh Carthy, whereas Richie Porte, Adam Yates and Miguel Angel Lopez are all pedalling easily in the midst of the group.

2020-09-16T14:32:39.406Z

-16km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Yellow jersey group at 1:52

2020-09-16T14:34:57.363Z

-15.5km

It is nonetheless Bahrain-McLaren setting the tempo with Wout Poels and whereas his pace-making is chipping some seconds away from the break, his efforts aren’t shedding anyone off the again of this yellow jersey group in the intervening time.

2020-09-16T14:37:46.143Z

-14.5km

Carapaz, Alaphilippe and Izagirre’s hole drops just a little additional, to 1:32. 

2020-09-16T14:39:39.079Z

Poels swings off, his job completed. Pello Bilbao and Damiano Caruso stay to organize a pathway for Mikel Landa. Warren Barguil, in the meantime, has been distanced from the yellow jersey group, whereas Hugh Carthy seems like he’s starting to lose contact.

2020-09-16T14:40:48.687Z

Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) has been dropped, leaving Roglic with 4 teammates for firm. Carlos Verona has additionally misplaced contact. Bilbao has turned up the depth on the head of the yellow jersey group and the break’s lead has dropped to simply over a minute.

2020-09-16T14:41:14.346Z

-13km

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep)

Yellow jersey group at 0:56

2020-09-16T14:42:20.839Z

-12.6km

After which there have been two. Carapaz presses on the tempo and it is an excessive amount of for Alaphilippe. Solely Gorka Izagirre can observe, whereas the yellow jersey group is at 53 seconds.

2020-09-16T14:43:27.793Z

-12km

This has been a superb cameo from Pello Bilbao on the entrance of the yellow jersey grpup, which he has whittled down barely since taking on from Poels. Roglic, nonetheless, nonetheless has Bennett, Dumoulin, Van Aert and Kuss alongside him.

2020-09-16T14:44:16.873Z

Alaphilippe sits up and he’s caught by the yellow jersey group. 45 seconds the hole to the 2 leaders Carapaz and Gorka Izagirre.

2020-09-16T14:45:39.847Z

-11km

Bilbao, Caruso and Landa sit on the entrance of the yellow jersey group for Bahrain-McLaren. The Jumbo-Visma quintet are behind them, adopted by Pogacar and his teammate David de la Cruz.

2020-09-16T14:46:13.038Z

State of affairs

Break:

Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Gorka Izagirre (Astana)

Yellow jersey group at 0:38

2020-09-16T14:47:43.078Z

-10km

Gorka Izagirre sits on Carapaz’s wheel out in entrance – the Basque has his chief Miguel Angel Lopez within the yellow jersey group, simply 35 seconds again. Pello Bilbao nonetheless lays down the tempo with Caruso and Landa simply behind him.

2020-09-16T14:49:48.936Z

George Bennett has been dropped by the yellow jersey group because of the pace-making of Pello Bilbao, who retains main as they go by way of Meribel.

2020-09-16T14:51:20.293Z

-9km

Guillaume Martin betrays indicators of struggling behind the yellow jersey group and the Frenchman seems to be shedding contact.

2020-09-16T14:52:03.001Z

Up forward, Carapaz has dropped Izagirre and he’s alone on the head of the race with 18 seconds in hand on the Pello Bilbao-led yellow jersey group…

2020-09-16T14:53:19.034Z

-8km

Guillaume Martin is definitively distanced from the yellow jersey group, the place Pello Bilbao remains to be laying down a really brisk tempo. 20 seconds the hole to the lone chief Richard Carapaz (Ineos).

2020-09-16T14:54:40.584Z

The race is about 1550m above sea degree for the time being however the street climbs all the way in which to 2304m by the end in just a little underneath 5 miles’ time. Carapaz battles gamely alone on the head of the race, and he’s holding onto a 19-second lead over the yellow jersey group, but it surely certainly will not be sufficient.

2020-09-16T14:55:34.881Z

Gorka Izagirre wasn’t capable of lend a lot of a hand to Miguel Angel Lopez after his day within the break. The Astana man is dropped from the yellow jersey group.

2020-09-16T14:56:27.040Z

-7km

Wout van Aert is the following man jettisoned from the yellow jersey group, the place Bilbao remains to be on the entrance. Roglic has simply Kuss and Dumoulin for firm on this very diminished group.

2020-09-16T14:58:14.269Z

Bilbao swings over and Damiano Caruso takes over with 6.8km to go. Landa is on his wheel and solely 13 males stay within the yellow jersey group: Caruso, Landa, Roglic, Kuss, Dumoulin, Pogacar, De le Cruz, Adam Yates, Porte, Valverde, Lopez, Uran and Enric Mas.

2020-09-16T14:58:59.783Z

-6km

The tempo has dropped barely since Bilbao swung off. Carapaz has prolonged his lead once more to 26 seconds…

2020-09-16T14:59:34.071Z

Tom Dumoulin strikes up alongside Caruso because the gradient bites, however he’s content material to permit the Sicilian to maintain setting the tempo in the intervening time.

2020-09-16T15:00:39.087Z

-5.7km

A superb journey from Carapaz, who’s properly used to arduous efforts at excessive altitude. He’s stretching his lead out additional, to 37 seconds.

2020-09-16T15:01:21.749Z

Carapaz is making mild work of the 13% gradients right here to increase his buffer to 40 seconds, however the gradient hits 24% additional up the street…

2020-09-16T15:02:10.616Z

-5km

A decided Damiano Caruso nonetheless leads the yellow jersey group on behalf of Landa, however their deficit to Carapaz is now 42 seconds.

2020-09-16T15:03:48.384Z

-4.5km

Carapaz is exhibiting no indicators of cracking after his second successive day within the break. He is giving himself an opportunity of hanging on for the stage win however will probably be powerful given the the finale is so tough forward and the stakes are so excessive behind…

2020-09-16T15:04:39.395Z

Caruso continues his cameo on behalf of Landa. As soon as the Italian knocks off his effort, this race may ignite. However what does Landa have left in his locker after his group’s work?

2020-09-16T15:05:18.138Z

-4km

Into the ultimate 4km for Carapaz, who carries a lead of 44 seconds into probably the most hellish part…. 

2020-09-16T15:06:02.278Z

Caruso swings off and David de la Cruz has taken over on the entrance on behalf of Pogacar… Whither Mikel Landa? He’s dropping in direction of the rear of the yellow jersey group…

2020-09-16T15:06:44.883Z

-3.7km

De la Cruz’s tempo has dropped Landa, Dumoulin, Valverde and Uran, whereas Adam Yates can be struggling however nearly hanging on…

2020-09-16T15:07:32.675Z

Pogacar takes over on the entrance of the yellow jersey group. Roglic, Kuss, Lopez, Porte and Mas are the one males who can observe, whereas Adam Yates is about three bike lengths again…

2020-09-16T15:08:11.128Z

-3.5km

Miguel Angel Lopez assaults. Solely Pogacar, Roglic and Kuss can observe. Porte and Mas have been distanced…

2020-09-16T15:09:11.879Z

-3.2km

Carapaz has 11 seconds on the yellow jersey group, which is led by Kuss. Roglic, Pogacar and Lopez are on his wheel, whereas Porte has managed to pull himself again on. Enric Mas is just a little additional behind…

2020-09-16T15:09:57.885Z

-3km

Kuss drags Roglic, Pogacar, Lopez and Porte as much as Carapaz. The yellow jersey group is on the head of the race.

2020-09-16T15:10:56.323Z

Kuss pulls clear after Roglic permits a spot to open. Lopez chases and catches the American, whereas Roglic and Pogacar watch each other. Porte is with the Slovenian duo, whereas Carapaz has been dropped…

2020-09-16T15:11:42.292Z

-2.5km

Miguel Angel Lopez leads with Kuss on his wheel. Roglic, Pogacar and Porte are 5 seconds down, in that order, forward of the steepest portion of the climb….

2020-09-16T15:12:40.148Z

Miguel Angel Lopez opens a spot over Kuss on the 24% gradient.  Roglic accelerates behind, however Pogacar is ready to observe.

2020-09-16T15:13:47.323Z

-2km

Lopez is alone in entrance. Roglic and Pogacar bridged throughout to Kuss, however the white jersey out of the blue loses floor simply shy of the 2km to go barrier. It is up for grabs now…

2020-09-16T15:14:38.856Z

-1.6km

Roglic units off in lone pursuit of Lopez. Pogacar is within the firm of Kuss and desperately making an attempt to restrict his deficit to his fellow countryman. 

2020-09-16T15:15:25.274Z

-1.4km

Lopez has 11 seconds on Roglic, whereas Pogacar is at 17 seconds and in lone pursuit of the yellow jersey. Kuss has been definitively distanced.

2020-09-16T15:16:05.776Z

-1km

Lopez has 13 seconds on the flamme rouge and appears set to win the stage, however Pogacar is inching nearer to Roglic…

2020-09-16T15:17:26.878Z

Lopez reveals no indicators of weakening and he’s driving his strategy to stage victory and third place total. Roglic and Pogacar are in a grim battle behind him. Pogacar seemed to be catching him with a kilometre to go however the hole is oscillating because of the always altering gradient on this ramped remaining kilometre.

2020-09-16T15:18:17.613Z

Pogacar is battling to restrict his losses however he additionally seems like conceding some bonus seconds to Roglic, although the ultimate 300m are viciously steep…

2020-09-16T15:19:17.367Z

Shades of La Plagne 1987 as Pogacar closes to inside nearly touching distance of Roglic, however the yellow jersey kicks once more with 200m to go to open the hole yet again…

2020-09-16T15:19:39.706Z

Miguel Angel López (Astana) wins stage 17 of the Tour de France atop the Col de la Loze.

2020-09-16T15:20:35.501Z

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) is second at 11 seconds. Tadej Pogacar (UAE Staff Emirates) comes dwelling 29 seconds down. Roglic’s lead can be round a minute this night…

2020-09-16T15:21:18.837Z

Sepp Kuss is available in 4th at 55 seconds, with Richie Porte simply behind him. Enric Mas takes sixth at 1:13 or so.

2020-09-16T15:22:18.040Z

Mikel Landa and Adam Yates are available at 1:20. Rigoberto Uran crosses the road two minutes down, simply forward of Tom Dumoulin.

2020-09-16T15:22:55.026Z

Affirmation that Lopez received the stage 15 seconds away from Roglic and 30 forward of Pogacar. 

2020-09-16T15:24:08.412Z

Roglic has prolonged his lead over Pogacar to 57 seconds on Pogacar, whereas Miguel Angel Lopez strikes as much as third total at 1:26.

2020-09-16T15:28:32.964Z

End result

1 Miguel Angel López (Spa) Astana Professional Staff 04:49:08

2 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 00:00:15

3 Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates 00:00:30

4 Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma     00:00:56

5 Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo 00:01:01

6 Enric Mas (Spa) Movistar Staff     00:01:12

7 Mikel Landa (Spa) Bahrain-McLaren         00:01:20

8 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott

9 Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Professional Biking         00:01:59

10 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma        00:02:13

2020-09-16T15:30:10.790Z

Normal classification

1          Primoz Roglic (Slo) Staff Jumbo-Visma      74:56:04

2          Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates     00:00:57

3          Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Professional Staff            00:01:26

4          Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo    00:03:05

5          Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 00:03:14

6          Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Professional Biking            00:03:24

7          Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:03:27

8          Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Staff      00:04:18

9          Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Staff Jumbo-Visma   00:07:23

10        Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Staff     00:09:31

2020-09-16T15:30:29.187Z

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2020-09-16T15:40:05.045Z

Tour de France 2020 107th Edition 16th stage Grenoble Meribel Col de la Loze 170 km 16092020 Miguel Angel Lopez COL Astana Pro Team photo POOLBettiniPhoto2020

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2020-09-16T15:43:34.720Z

Miguel Angel Lopez on his stage victory: “I’m actually pleased, there’s quite a lot of emotion, we’ve labored very arduous. It’s a really special occasion. we’ve labored very arduous to get so far. We have been assured, as a result of we knew this terrain was going to go well with us. We knew it was over 2,000m in altitude. It was like being at dwelling so it might be my alternative.

“We’ve been dreaming of this, we believed in it. The group supported me so properly, Omar Fraile did terrific work for me. He was struggling on the Col de la Madeleine however he stored going and supported me on the final climb.”

 

2020-09-16T15:50:44.919Z

Sepp Kuss was Roglic’s MVP in these demanding remaining kilometres. “We anticipated perhaps some group to journey as we speak, both for the stage or to make it arduous for others making an attempt to get on the rostrum,” he advised Eurosport. “Bahrain did a very sturdy tempo. They rode tremendous the primary 10-15km of this final climb. They have been going actually quick so hats off to them, however on this final climb right here it was only a complete legbreaker. 

“I used to be driving on the entrance and accelerated excessive on one of many [flatter] transitions. I appeared again and no person was behind me really. Hastily Lopez got here throughout and I attempted to stick with him however he was going actually sturdy. At that time after I knew I used to be over the restrict, I backed off and tried to tempo Primož just a little bit, accelerated with him.”

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2020-09-16T15:52:38.745Z

French president Emmanuel Macron adopted as we speak’s stage alongside Christian Prudhomme. “I feel it was essential to point out that we have to dwell with the virus,” he tells France Televisions of the 2020 Tour, which has taken place regardless of the rising ranges of COVID-19 contagion within the nation. 

2020-09-16T15:55:44.563Z

MERIBEL FRANCE SEPTEMBER 16 Arrival Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno of Colombia and Astana Pro Team Celebration during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 17 a 170km stage from Grenoble to Mribel Col de la Loze 2304m TDF2020 LeTour on September 16 2020 in Mribel France Photo by Benoit Tessier PoolGetty Images

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2020-09-16T15:59:44.788Z

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Staff Emirates) misplaced floor within the combat for yellow however has taken possession on the polka dot jersey: “I am proud of my efficiency, it was a very powerful day. Bahrain did a very quick tempo on the Madeleine and on Col de la Loze the race simply exploded within the remaining few kilometres. In that arduous finale I am pleased to not lose extra time. It is nonetheless reachable – tomorrow is one other arduous day. We’ll see what we are able to do however I feel we may be proud of how we rode up to now. We’ll combat to the tip. It was simply that steep sections then flat sections, that was actually arduous for me as we speak. Additionally it was at altitude – one of many hardest remaining I’ve ever completed. Probably not however I noticed that on Madeleine there have been 10 factors totally free so I went there after which I additionally obtained many factors –  if i am within the grasp to take it I’ll take it. I am pleased to have two jerseys now. The target remains to be the final classification, but when i am unable to take yellow i can take this.”

Team Jumbo rider Slovenias Primoz Roglic wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey and Team UAE Emirates rider Slovenias Tadej Pogacar R wearing the best youngs white jersey ride during the 17th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 170 km between Grenoble and Meribel on September 16 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images

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2020-09-16T16:05:48.691Z

Pogacar speaks with France Televisions behind the rostrum: “It’s not completed but there’s nonetheless tomorrow. It’s a really arduous stage and there’s the time trial too. Something can occur. I can win or I can lose the rostrum. We’ll strive. Let’s go by the circulate and we’ll see tomorrow and take a look at our greatest.”

2020-09-16T16:06:44.854Z

Sam Bennett made it safely dwelling contained in the time restrict to retain the inexperienced jersey. Bryan Coquard additionally made it dwelling however his B&B Inns-Very important Idea teammate Jens Debusschere missed the minimize.

2020-09-16T16:11:00.458Z

Julian Alaphilippe was given the Prix de la Combativité, although one wonders if the honour may need fallen to Richard Carapaz had he not taken he prize yesterday. “It was a pleasant day, it wasn’t essentially deliberate that I’d be in entrance as we speak after being off the entrance yesterday,” Alaphilippe tells France Televisions. “I used to be in all probability considering extra of tomorrow, however I gave all the pieces after I was  in entrance, even when with the profile, it was a bit too tough for me. The day handed extra shortly out in entrance, and I loved it.”

2020-09-16T16:19:13.571Z

Primoz Roglic speaks to France Televisions behind the rostrum. “It was once more an excellent day for us. After all, I all the time need to win and I used to be second however I gained a while within the GC. We had our plan, we noticed that if the others had some issues, I may take some seconds. We did that. The group did a very sturdy job. It was once more a pleasant day,” Roglic says, earlier than being requested concerning the outstanding efficiency of Sepp Kuss: “I already mentioned to him earlier than to ship him just a little extra in entrance after which the others have to shut it and I’ve extra of an outline about what is occurring.”

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 16th stage Grenoble - Meribel - Col de la Loze 170 km - 16/09/2020 - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020

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2020-09-16T16:28:38.402Z

Team Jumbo rider Slovenias Primoz Roglic wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey rides ahead Team UAE Emirates rider Slovenias Tadej Pogacar wearing the best youngs white jersey in the Loze pass during the 17th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 170 km between Grenoble and Meribel on September 16 2020 Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARDAFP via Getty Images

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2020-09-16T16:42:55.602Z

It was a making an attempt day for Nairo Quintana, who got here in additional than 25 minutes down within the firm of his brother Dayer. He was a faller on stage 13 and the crash seems to have had a ruinous impact on his Tour thereafter. He drops to fifteenth total, greater than 20 minutes of a spot within the high 10.

2020-09-16T16:44:08.536Z

Guillaume  Martin (Cofidis) misplaced 4 minutes on as we speak’s stage and only a minute to Alejandro Valverde, which suggests the Frenchman stays in eleventh total, whereas the Movistar man strikes into the highest 10.

2020-09-16T16:49:20.398Z

Kévin Reza and Bryan Coquard have been the final two males contained in the time restrict as we speak, whereas the third man within the B&B Inns-Very important Idea dash prepare simply missed the minimize on the Col de la Loze. 150 riders stay within the Tour for the ultimate 4 phases. We spoke to Reza on the Tour de France relaxation day, the place he mentioned the Black Lives Matter Motion and his return to the Tour after a six-year absence on a group making its debut within the race. Learn the total interview right here.

Team Vital Concept Cycling Club rider Frances Kevin Reza rides during the 8th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 140 km between CazeressurGaronne and Loudenvielle on September 5 2020 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

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2020-09-16T16:54:19.055Z

Jens Debusschere’s elimination got here after he sacrificed himself to maintain the group’s sprinter Coquard within the race forward of the ultimate ascent. “On the Madeleine I used to be fairly okay within the group with Sam Bennett, however Bryan was having a tough time and I waited for him. We won’t do a lot right here with out him, as a result of what’s a lead-out man and not using a sprinter?” Debusschere advised Renaat Schotte of Sporza on the end.

“Within the valley I did all the pieces I may to carry him nearer. However on the foot of the ultimate climb, I used to be completed. Then he rode with my approval. It was over.

“Ultimately, Bryan made it. He does have ache in his knee, however he’s getting higher each day and he has two extra possibilities. It’s a pity that I’ve to depart so near Paris. However it’s no totally different. I got here to the group to journey for Bryan after which you must do all the pieces for that.”

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End result

1          Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Professional Staff            4:49:08

2          Primoz Roglic (Slo) Staff Jumbo-Visma      00:00:15

3          Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates     00:00:30

4          Sepp Kuss (USA) Staff Jumbo-Visma          00:00:56

5          Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo    00:01:01

6          Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Staff      00:01:12

7          Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:01:20

8          Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 00:01:20

9          Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Professional Biking            00:01:59

10        Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Staff Jumbo-Visma   00:02:13

11        Richard Carapaz (Eu) Ineos Grenadiers       00:02:41

12        Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Staff     00:02:48

13        Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain McLaren        00:03:30

14        Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis         00:03:59

15        Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ        00:04:09

16        Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo          00:06:12

17        Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Staff      00:06:53

18        David De la Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) UAE Staff Emirates            00:07:15

19        Wout van Aert (Bel) Staff Jumbo-Visma

20        Warren Barguil (Fra) Staff Arkea-Samsic

 

2020-09-16T16:59:16.527Z

Normal classification

1          Primoz Roglic (Slo) Staff Jumbo-Visma      74:56:04

2          Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Staff Emirates     00:00:57

3          Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Professional Staff            00:01:26

4          Richie Porte (Aus) Trek-Segafredo    00:03:05

5          Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 00:03:14

6          Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Professional Biking            00:03:24

7          Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:03:27

8          Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Staff      00:04:18

9          Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Staff Jumbo-Visma   00:07:23

10        Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Staff     00:09:31

11        Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis         00:10:35

12        Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain McLaren        00:12:30

13        Richard Carapaz (Eu) Ineos Grenadiers       00:19:55

14        Warren Barguil (Fra) Staff Arkea-Samsic    00:25:22

15        Nairo Quintana (Col) Staff Arkea-Samsic    00:30:51

16        Sepp Kuss (USA) Staff Jumbo-Visma          00:35:53

17        Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren 00:53:24

18        Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Inns-Very important Idea       00:55:11

19        Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Staff      01:08:42

20        Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana Professional Staff        01:10:18

 

2020-09-16T16:59:47.996Z

A full report, outcomes and photos from as we speak’s stage can be found right here.



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