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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 17

Tour de FranceGrenoble > Méribel Col de la Loze

Distance: 170 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage with 2 HC climbs. The intermediate sprint is at 45.5 km at La Rochette. It’s a summit finish.

  • Col de la Madeleine 107.5 km (HC: 17.1km @ 8.4%)
  • Col de la Loze (Souvenir Henri Desgrange) 70 km (HC: 21.5km @ 7.8%)

Enric Mas is wearing the White Jersey because Tadej Pogacar leads in both the Young Rider and King of the Mountains categories and chose to wear the Polka Dots.

The race is down to 150 riders as 2 riders didn’t start, 1 withdrew, and another was outside the time limit.

Souvenir Henri Desgrange may be translated as “In memory of Henri Desgrange”. He founded the Tour in 1903.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 74 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 278 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 66 points
White Jersey Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) [White] 8

Stage winner: Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 )
Combative: Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 041 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 30 below the fold

1 Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) – 74 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds
2 Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) + 00h 00′ 57″
3 Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno ( Col – AST – 141 ) + 00h 01′ 26″
4 Richie Porte ( Aus – TFS – 101 ) + 00h 03′ 05″
5 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) + 00h 03′ 14″
6 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 071 ) + 00h 03′ 24″
7 Mikel Landa Meana ( Spa – TBM – 061 ) + 00h 03′ 27″
8 Enric Mas Nicolau ( Spa – MOV – 094 ) + 00h 04′ 18″
9 Tom Dumoulin ( Ned – TJV – 014 ) + 00h 07′ 23″
10 Alejandro Valverde ( Spa – MOV – 091 ) + 00h 09′ 31″
11 Guillaume Martin ( Fra – COF – 121 ) + 00h 10′ 35″
12 Damiano Caruso ( Ita – TBM – 063 ) + 00h 12′ 30″
13 Richard Carapaz ( Ecu – INS – 003 ) + 00h 19′ 55″
14 Warren Barguil ( Fra – ARK – 083 ) + 00h 25′ 22″
15 Nairo Quintana ( Col – ARK – 081 ) + 00h 30′ 51″
16 Sepp Kuss ( USA – TJV – 016 ) + 00h 35′ 53″
17 Pello Bilbao ( Spa – TBM – 062 ) + 00h 53′ 24″
18 Pierre Rolland ( Fra – BVC – 218 ) + 00h 55′ 11″
19 Carlos Verona Quintanilla ( Spa – MOV – 098 ) + 01h 08′ 42″
20 Gorka Izagirre Insausti ( Spa – AST – 144 ) + 01h 10′ 18″
21 Wout van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 018 ) + 01h 19′ 53″
22 Marc Soler ( Spa – MOV – 097 ) + 01h 24′ 06″
23 Mikael Cherel ( Fra – ALM – 032 ) + 01h 25′ 06″
24 Valentin Madouas ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 01h 25′ 14″
25 Kenny Elissonde ( Fra – TFS – 103 ) + 01h 26′ 30″
26 Sébastien Reichenbach ( Swi – GFC – 058 ) + 01h 28′ 10″
27 Esteban Chaves ( Col – MTS – 164 ) + 01h 30′ 18″
28 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 012 ) + 01h 38′ 07″
29 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 041 ) + 01h 41′ 57″
30 Romain Sicard ( Fra – TDE – 186 ) + 01h 44′ 35″

Did not start:
Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 )
Stefan Küng ( Swi – GFC – 054 )

Withdrew:
Mikel Nieve Iturralde ( Spa – MTS – 168 )

Outside the time limit:
Jens Debusschere ( Bel – BVC – 214 )

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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