LIVE – Tour de France (17th stage): towards an explanation between Pogacar and Vingegaard, Gaudu in difficulty

23 km – Leknessund taken over by Pogacar and Vingegaard

There are now three men in the lead: Vingegaard, Pogacar and McNulty. Gaudu is 1’27”.

24 km – Bardet taken over by the yellow jersey group

It’s over for the Frenchman, who is immediately let go, just like Gaudu. Leknessund is still alone in front, 20 seconds ahead of the yellow jersey group.

25 km – Pinot rises at the front

The Frenchman didn’t have the legs to keep up with the best in the leading group. He will wait for Gaudu to accompany his leader, in difficulty in this climb.

26 km – the yellow jersey group explodes

Only Vingegaard, Pogacar and Thomas are still among the favorites. Quintana and Gaudu are left behind.

30 km – junction at the head of the race, Bardet joins Pinot

16 riders are now in the lead, so Bardet, Pinot Lutsenko, Jungels and Konrad. They attacked the penultimate climb of the day, the Col de Val Louron-Azet with a 1’44” lead over the peloton.

The 16 leading men: Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Lutsenko (Astana), Castroviejo, Van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mühlberger (Movistar), Perichon (Cofidis), Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), BardetHamilton, Leknessund (DSM), Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Uran (EF Education-EasyPost), Simmons, Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), Juul Jensen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Jungels (Ag2r-Citröen).

33 km – two more climbs on the program

Before the climb to Peyragudes, the riders will tackle the Col de Val Louron-Azet (10.7 km at 6.8%).

40 km – Pinot and Lutsenko still in the lead

The two men are 35 seconds ahead of the Bardet group and 1’27” over the yellow jersey group. Yates is 3′ behind.

48 km – Pinot takes the lead at the top of the Hourquette d’Ancizan

The Frenchman is ahead of Lutsenko, his breakaway companion. Behind, Bardet and the pursuers point to 1’04”, the yellow jersey group at 1’25”.

52k – Adam Yates released

The Briton from Ineos, sixth overall, lost contact with the peloton. He is heading for a very complicated day.

55 km – the runners take on the Hourquette d’Ancizan

8.2 km at 5.1% on the program for the peloton. Pinot and Lutsenko are still in the lead, 30 seconds ahead of a chasing group (Bardet, Jungels, Geschke…) and two minutes over the peloton.

59 km – 40 seconds ahead for Bardet on the yellow jersey

The Frenchman, 9th overall and who lost more than three minutes yesterday, went against. He is 55 seconds behind the Pinot-Lutsenko duo and 40 seconds ahead of the yellow jersey group.

64km – Pinot takes the lead at Aspin

Thibaut Pinot takes the lead at the top of Aspin, taking 10 points for the mountain classification. The counter group is at 26 seconds. Romain Bardet should return to the counter group. Simon Geschke took third place at the top.

65km – Bardet gives one

Romain Bardet has nothing left to lose and puts in an attack, forcing Wout van Aert to roll!

65km – Bardet on the attack

Romain Bardet tries to get out of the peloton with a teammate but the Jumbo-Visma does not want to let him slip away.

66km – one minute for Pinot and Lutsenko

The peloton picked up the tempo but let Pinot and Lutsenko slip away with a minute’s lead. Jonathan Castroviejo restarts in the peloton with Bob Jungels.

68km – Composition of the leading group

Andreas Leknessund, Rigoberto Uran, Simon Geschke, Gregor Mûhlberger, Dylan van Baarle, Quinn Simmons, Dylan Teuns, Patrcik Konrad, Chris Hamilton, Georg Zimmermann, Daniel Martinez, Giulio Ciccone and Pierre-Luc Périchon are in the group behind the Pinot- Lutsenko. Chris Froome or Pierre Latour are also trying to get out of the peloton.

69km – the duo digs

25″ ahead for Pinot and Lutsenko, who dig into the peloton. A group is against, 15 seconds away.

71km – Pinot at the front

Thibaut Pinot finds himself alone with Alexey Lutsenko at the front, 10 seconds ahead of the peloton.

72km – Pinot on the attack

It is now Thibaut Pinot who goes on the attack in Aspin, with Alexey Lutsenko! A group of 4 is going out.

73km – Bardet on the attack

Ninth overall, Romain Bardet went on the attack, but without success. More than 20 seconds for Owain Doull, who distanced Guillaume Boivin.

75km – a duo in the Col d’Aspin

Start of the Col d’Aspin 75km from the finish with 12 kilometers of climb at an average gradient of 6.5%. Owain Doull (EF Education) and Guillaume Boivin (Israel – Premier Tech) are 25 seconds ahead of the peloton.

84km – Abandonment of Felline

Dropped for several minutes, Fabio Felline, probably ill, also left the race. The Italian from Astana leaves his team at 6.

91km – the Col d’Aspin approaching

Still 16 kilometers before the Col d’Aspin and still no breakaway. Mads Pedersen restarts but the peloton is still grouped.

97km – Wout van Aert secures his green jersey

It is now a certainty: Wout van Aert will win the green jersey of the Tour de France, provided he completes the event. He assured his property mathematically, from the 17th stage. With two stages already on the clock, the Belgian will be able to concentrate on his teammate Jonas Vingegaard during the final stages.

97km – Philipsen takes the points in the intermediate sprint

Jasper Philipsen takes 20 points in the intermediate sprint ahead of Wout van Aert. The Belgian is now guaranteed to bring his green jersey back to Paris, provided he completes the Tour de France.

98km – a group with Van Aert taken over

General regrouping, the peloton returns to a group of 8 riders where Wout van Aert was.

101km – Vermeersch against

Florian Vermeersch (Lotto-Soudal) came out on the counter and got closer to the leading duo. We are approaching the intermediate sprint of the day.

106km – Kevin Geniets dropped from the peloton

Bad news for Groupama-FDJ with Kevin Geniets unable to keep up with the peloton on the flat. David Gaudu’s teammate is probably sick and is about to experience a difficult day.

108km – A duo at the front

Connor Swift (Arkéa-Samsic) and Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers) took a few steps ahead of the peloton. But two won’t be enough.

115km – No groups form

The attacks multiply but no one manages to take a significant lead for the peloton to recover. Chris Froome and Bauke Mollema tried to get out.

123km – a group forms with Laporte

Eight riders manage to gain a few meters from the peloton and we find Christophe Laporte, Jonas Vingegaard’s teammate.

126km – Many attacks

Many riders try to slip into the breakaway. We see in particular Daniel Martinez or Michael Woods.

Actual departure

Let’s go for 129 kilometers on this 17th stage. To take the breakaway, it will probably be necessary to start on the first part of the race, which is rolling.

Pogacar loses a fourth teammate, abandonment of Majka

UAE Emirates will continue the Tour de France with four riders including Tadej Pogacar. Rafal Majka retired after his incident during the previous stage. The Pole is hit in the thigh and will not leave this Wednesday.

Abandonment of Tim Wellens, positive for Covid

The Lotto-Soudal formation announces the abandonment of Tim Wellens, positive for Covid this Wednesday morning after having mild symptoms. The Belgian team lost a first rider during this edition, who was ranked 121st in the general classification.

“It will take a little bit of luck for the podium”, according to Gaudu

David Gaudu still held the shock by finishing the 16th stage of the Tour de France 2022, this Tuesday, with the favorites of the peloton. Still in the race for the podium, the leader of Groupama-FDJ knows however that he will have to shine to try to overtake his rivals in the general classification.

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Welcome to RMC Sport to follow the live commentary of the 17th stage of the Tour de France, between Saint-Gaudens and Peyragudes. Four passes will be offered to runners, including the difficult climb to the Peyragudes altiport.

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