Tour de France 2019: Trentin solos to victory, Alaphilippe stays in yellow

The 17th stage of the Tour runs on rolling roads to the Col de la Sentinelle. Early attacker Trentin goes solo just before the 5.2 kilometres climb and the Italian solos to victory. Asgreen crosses the line in second and Van Avermaet in third. The peloton finishes after 20 minutes with race leader Alaphilippe on board. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 17th stage Tour de France 2019

1. Matteo Trentin (ita)
2. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 0.37
3. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.41
4. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
5. Dylan Teuns (bel) s.t.
6. Gorka Izagirre (spa) s.t.
7. Daniel Oss (ita) + 0.44
8. Pierre-Luc Périchon (fra) + 0.50
9. Toms Skujins (lat) s.t.
10. Jesús Herrada (spa) + 0.55

Peloton: + 20.10

GC after stage 17
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.35
3. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.47
4. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 1.50
5. Egan Bernal (col) + 2.02
6. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.14
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 4.54
8. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 5.00
9. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 5.33
10. Richie Porte (aus) + 6.30

12. Nairo Quintana (col) + 9.30

Race report
A group of 34 men breaks clear at kilometre 5. Mollema, Van Avermaet, De Gendt, Trentin, Costa, Teuns, Izagirre and Boasson Hagen are the most prominent attackers. The peloton chases them for 45 kilometres before throwing in the towel. Then the gap balloons to more than 15 minutes.

The lead group splits with 30 kilometres remaining. Trentin, Van Avermaet, Izagirre, Oss, Stake Laengen, Skujins, Scully, Périchon, Gougeard, King and Asgreen are at the front. When they up the pace Gougeard, King and Scully drop back, while Trentin goes solo just before the Col de la Sentinelle.

The Italian reaches the crest half a minute ahead of Asgreen and he extends his lead in the descent. The Dane finishes in second, just ahead of Van Avermaet.

Alaphilippe stays in the race lead.

Another interesting read: route 17t stage 2019 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2019 stage 17: route, profile, more

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Matteo Trentin

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