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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 17

Tour de France Muret > Saint-Lary-Soulan

Distance: 178.4 kilometers.

A Mountain stage with two Cat 1, and a Hors Catégorie climbs with a summit finish.

  • Col de Peyresourde 129.1 km (Cat 1: 13.2km @ 7.0%)
  • Col de Val Louron-Azet 149.5 km (Cat 1: 7.4km @ 8.3%)
  • Col de Portet 178.4 km (Hors Catégorie: 16.0km @ 8.7%)

The intermediate sprint is at 113.4 km at Bagnères-de-Luchon.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 71 hours 26 minutes 27 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 287 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) [Polka Dot] 78 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 2*

Stage winner: Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001)
Combative: Anthony Perez (COF – 096 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

Tadej Pogacar extended his lead in the Yellow by taking the stage. He is number 2 in the Polka Dot race and number 6 in the Green competition – a true all-arounder.

*Number 2 is wearing the White as Number 1 is wearing Yellow.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Tadej Pogacar (UAD – 001) –
2 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 05′ 39″
3 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022) + 00h 05′ 43″
4 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111) + 00h 07′ 17″
5 Ben O’Connor (ACT – 124) + 00h 07′ 34″
6 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073) + 00h 08′ 06″
7 Enric Mas (MOV – 065) + 00h 09′ 48″
8 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188) + 00h 10′ 04″
9 Guillaume Martin (COF – 091) + 00h 11′ 51″
10 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162) + 00h 12′ 53″
11 David Gaudu (GFC – 081) + 00h 15′ 42″
12 Mattia Cattaneo (DQT – 054) + 00h 19′ 41″
13 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172) + 00h 28′ 42″
14 Aurélien Paret Peintre (ACT – 125) + 00h 31′ 48″
15 Louis Meintjes (IWG – 211) + 00h 34′ 02″
16 Wouter Poels (TBV – 166) + 00h 44′ 18″
17 Dylan Teuns (TBV – 167) + 00h 46′ 08″
18 Ruben Guerreiro (EFN – 113) + 00h 49′ 01″
19 Sergio Luis Henao (TQA – 191) + 00h 50′ 07″
20 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012) + 00h 51′ 22″
21 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044) + 00h 55′ 49″
22 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114) + 01h 02′ 18″
23 Jonathan Castroviejo (IGD – 023) + 01h 03′ 24″
24 Alejandro Valverde (MOV – 067) + 01h 03′ 34″
25 Franck Bonnamour (BBK – 223) + 01h 14′ 07″
26 Patrick Konrad (BOH – 074) + 01h 16′ 11″
27 Michael Woods (ISN – 037) + 01h 16′ 29″
28 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051) + 01h 18′ 25″
29 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) + 01h 22′ 17″
30 Ion Izaguirre Insausti (APT – 187) + 01h 26′ 10″

Withdrew:
Steven Kruijswijk (TJV – 014)

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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