Tour de France 2017: Solo victory Boasson Hagen in Salon-en-Provence, Froome still in yellow

The 19th stage of the Tour de France travels from Embrun to Salon-de-Provence. Edvald Boasson Hagen brings the break of the day home by soloing to victory in the last 3 kilometres. Leader Chris Froome finishes safely in the peloton. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 19th stage 2017 Tour de France

1. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor)
2. Nikias Arndt (ger) + 0.05
3. Jens Keukeleire (bel) + 0.17
4. Daniele Bennati (ita) s.t.
5. Thomas De Gendt (bel) s.t.
6. Sylvain Chavanel (fra) s.t.
7. Elie Gisbert (fra) s.t.
8. Jan Bakelants (bel) s.t.
9. Michael Albasini (swi) + 0.19
10. Pierre-Luc Périchon (fra) + 1.32

GC after the 19th stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.23
3. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.29
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.36
5. Fabio Aru (ita) + 1.55
6. Daniel Martin (irl) + 2.56
7. Simon Yates (gbr) + 4.46
8. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 6.52
9. Warren Barguil (fra) + 8.22
10. Alberto Contador (spa) + 8.34

11. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 13.41
12. Nairo Quintana (col) + 13.52

Race report
A lot of movement once the flag is dropped, but it takes a while for the break to take shape. Calmejane and Gesbert attack on the descent of the Col de Lebraut, while Mollema, De Gendt, Keukeleire, Boasson Hagen, Swift, Arndt, Chavanel, Bakelants, Gallopin, Hardy, Kiserlovski, Molard, Périchon, Brambilla, Sicard, Albasini, Bennati and Simon rejoin them. They race to a comfortable lead.

With 20 kms remaining the front group splits. Keukeleire. De Gendt, Bakelants, Bennati, Albasini, Boasson Hagen, Arndt, Chavanel and Gesbert are ahead of the split.

Arndt en Boasson Hagen attack with 3 kms to go at a roundabout and the Norwegian pushes on alone. After two second places, he powers to victory in Salon-de-Provence.

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Edvald Boasson Hagen

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