Tour de France 2021: Pogacar wins at Portet to cement lead

Tadej pogacar tour 17 - Tour de France 2021: Pogacar wins at Portet to cement leadfoto: Cor VosTadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard and Richard Carapaz set the tone on the Col du Portet. The yellow jersey strikes inside the last hundred metres to take the win ahead of Vingegaard and Carapaz. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 17th stage Tour de France 2021

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.03
3. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.04
4. David Gaudu (fra) + 1.19
5. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 1.26
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.40
7. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 1.44
8. Sergio Higuita (col) + 1.49
9. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
10. Dylan Teuns (bel) s.t.

11. Enric Mas (spa) + 2.27
12. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) + 2.53
13. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 3.39

GC after stage 17
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 5.39
3. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 5.43
4. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 7.17
5. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 7.34
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 8.06
7. Enric Mas (spa) + 9.48
8. Alexey Lutsenko (kaz) + 10.04
9. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 11.51
10. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 12.53

Race report
Lukas Pöstlberger, Anthony Perez, Danny van Poppel and Dorian Godon join forces after 16 kilometres. Maxime Chevalier, Anthony Turgis bridge across before the six put more than 8 minutes into the peloton.

Elie Gesbert ups the pace in the peloton on the Col de Peyresourde with Quintana and Poels in his wheel. Latour bridges across to push on alone when the others are brought back.

Turgis outsprints Perez for the KOM points at the summit, while Latour trails at 3.20 minutes with the GC group 40 seconds further behind.

The peloton overhauls the Frenchman on the early slopes of the Col de Val Louron d’Azet and Perez goes solo with 5 kilometres left to climb. He reaches the summit in first position, just ahead of Godon. KOM leader Poels leads the GC group over the Val Louron d’Azet.

Perez and Godon tackle the Col du Portet together before the first begins his second solo of the day with 13.5 kilometres remaining. On the lower slopes Mas and Martin (Guillaume) lose contact in the GC group.

Pogacar accelerates almost 9 kilometres before the finish. Vingegaard, Carapaz, Uran and O’Connor follow his move. And while they overhaul Perez another attack by the yellow jersey is followed by Vingegaard and Carapaz.

Gaudu tries to bridges across, but he doesn’t succeed.

Carapaz strikes inside the last 1.5 kilometres. Pogacar follows the move, Vingegaard drops back, but the Dane comes clawing back inside the last 200 metres.

Pogacar opens the sprint and wins the stage ahead of Vingegaard and Carapaz.

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