MERIBEL (France), Sept 16
Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez received the 17th stage of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic tightened his grip on the general lead at this time.
Roglic took second place to increase his benefit over fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, who got here residence third, to 57 seconds.
Defending champion Egan Bernal has withdrawn from the Tour de France after dropping out of rivalry on the weekend. Bernal’s hopes of successful the race fell away when he cracked within the 15th stage and he was dropped from the primary bunch within the ascent to Saint-Nizier affected by again pains in Stage 16. Bernal had stated compensating for his again led to some discomfort in his knee. The 17th stage was arguably the hardest of this 12 months’s Tour, ending 2,304 metres above sea degree at high of the Col de la Loze, a punishing 21.5km ascent at a mean gradient of seven.8%. — Reuters