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Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog about the seventeenth stage in the Tour de France.

My name is Willem Haak and I will keep you informed of developments in the course here.



  • Tour de France

  • 17th stage (168 km)

  • Arrival uphill

  • Riders on bicycles

  • Finish around 5.10 pm

  • Roglic in yellow jersey

  • Live ticker

Tour de France one minute ago

Another 8 km -

For the time being, Jumbo-Visma has everything under control.

It leaves the lead of the pack to Bahrain McLaren today.

🇫🇷 # TDF20209 km.

Carapaz is leading with 20 seconds on the yellow jersey group.

Bahrain still setting the pace followed by Wout, Tom, Primoz and Sepp.

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Avatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 16: 50 - September 16, 2020

Tour de France 2 minutes ago

Another 9 km

- Carapaz takes off at the front alone and leaves Izagirre behind.

In the peloton, G. Martin has to let go of the rest.

The Cofidis rider cannot keep up with Bahrain McLaren's pace.

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Tour de France 3 minutes ago

9 km to go -

Of course, the red number for the most combative rider of the day will go to the French escape: Julian Alaphilippe.

Tour de France 4 minutes ago

Another 9 km -

George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) now has to release from the thinned peloton, which is still to 0.24 behind refugees Carapaz and Izagirre.

Tour de France 6 minutes ago

Another 10 km -

Unbelievable, but true: Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) is also still in the peloton.

Tour de France 6 minutes ago

Another 10 km -

There are still five riders from Jumbo-Visma in the group with favorites, which still consists of twenty riders.

From the top of the rankings, only Quintana is behind.

The Colombian is affected by hives.

Tour de France 9 minutes ago

Another 11 km -

Alaphilippe is swallowed up by the peloton.

He lets the group with favorites - where Dumoulin looks strong - go immediately.

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Tour de France 10 minutes ago

12 km to go -

The last part of the Col de la Loze is over a very narrow road.

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# TDF2020 We attack the final part of the climb - by 🚘 It's a doozy all right!

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Avatar Author Trek-Segafredo Moment of places 16: 36 - September 16, 2020

Tour de France 11 minutes ago

Another 12 km -

Alaphilippe has to let go of Carapaz and Izagirre.

Yet the stage winner does not seem to be in front.

The pair's lead over the favorites group, where Uran seems to be struggling, is only 0.50.

Tour de France 12 minutes ago

13 km to go -

For Carapaz, fellow refugees Izagirre and Alaphilippe are not driving fast enough.

The Ecuadorian increases the pace.

Tour de France 14 minutes ago

Another 13 km

- Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren) increases the pace in the peloton, which means that Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) also has to release.

The lead of the leading group has now dropped to 1.10.

Tour de France 14 minutes ago

Another 14 km -

Carapaz, Alaphilippe and Izagirre still have a lead on the peloton with favorites, where men like Dumoulin, Roglic, Lopez, Landa and Uran are still together.

Poels does have to leave the group, just like Barguil.

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Tour de France 19 minutes ago

15 km to go -

The status quo is very similar to a calm before the storm.

The GC men may only hit it seven kilometers from the top.

At that moment the really tough part of the Col de la Loze begins.

Tour de France 24 minutes ago

Another 18 km -

Wout Poels shakes the tree again.

He is one of the three remaining helpers of Mikel Landa, who clearly has plans today.

Tour de France 28 minutes ago

Another 18 km -

For the time being, the lead of the three front runners - who no longer work well together - remains around 2.00.

Tour de France 30 minutes ago

Another 18 km -

Just an overview of today's final climb.

A real Alpine giant.

Col de la Loze divided in parts of 100 meters .... makes it look even harder 😉 # TdF2020

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Avatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 16: 20 - 16 September 2020

Tour de France 31 minutes ago

19 km

to go - Alaphilippe takes off at the start of the Col de la Loze.

He tries to leave his fellow refugees behind, but does not get away well.

31 minutes ago

Tour de France 34 minutes ago

Another 20 km -

Wout Poels looks strong today.

He still leads the group with favorites with his Bahrain McLaren.

Tour de France 38 minutes ago

21 km to go -

The first part of the climb can still be done.

In the last 7 km it gets more difficult and there is even a bit with a slope of 24%.

Guaranteed spectacle.

Tour de France 39 minutes ago

Another 21 km -

Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre arrive at the foot of the Col de la Loze with a lead of 1.55.

We are going to start the final climb!

Tour de Franceone hour ago

Another 26 km - Only

twice the finish of a Tour stage was higher than it is today. 



  • 2011: Galibier

    2645 meters

  • 1986: Granon

    2413 meters

  • 2020: Empty

    2304 meters

  • Tour de Franceone hour ago

    27 km to go -

     And what that Col de la Loze looks like?

    So, so!

    Video

    ⛰ Focus Col de la Loze ⛰📈 21.5 km;

    7.8% 😱 Here it is, the new TDF monster 😱 Voici le nouveau monstre du Tour.

    # TDF2020 #TDFunited

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    AuthorTour de France ™ Time of places16: 02 - 16 September 2020

    an hour ago

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    28 km to go -

    We are preparing for the Col de la Loze.

    Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre are still driving 2.30 ahead of the peloton.

    It doesn't seem enough for the stage victory, but we like to be surprised.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 30 km -

    And there we have Emmanuel Macron!

    The French president is visiting the course today.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    33 km to go -

    Are we ready for the Col de la Loze?

    Another 12 km ..

    # TDF2020 The race is on it's way to the Col del la Loze ... The profile on paper does NOT do the final part of this climb justice.

    Anything and everything can happen in the final kms of today!

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    Avatar Author Mitchelton-SCOTTMoment of places15: 52 - September 16, 2020

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 34 km -

    Jumbo-Visma still looks very strong today.

    The formation is still with six riders in the peloton with classification men.

    Wout van Aert and Tom Dumoulin ride in the wheel of the Bahrain McLaren men.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 36 km -

    Julian Alaphilippe shows again today that he can descend very well.

    🇫🇷 @ alafpolak1 + a descent = 🤩 # TDF2020 #TDFunited

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    AuthorTour de France ™ Time of places15: 41 - September 16, 2020

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 37 km -

    Nairo Quintana - who suffers from hives - is now more than 8.00 behind the group with classification men.

    His Tour is over.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 38 km -

    Martin is picked up by the thinned peloton.

    The original getaway has run it down the descent.

    Carapaz, Alaphilippe and Izagirre are still in the lead and have a lead of 2.40.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    41 km to go -

    The riders have conquered the Col de la Madeleine.

    The Col de la Loze is on the program in just under 20 km.

    And it may be even heavier.

    Climbing 21.5 km with a gradient of 7.8%.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 46 km -

    The lead of Alaphilippe, Carapaz and Izagirre has increased again.

    The trio of escapees are now 2.20 ahead of the group with the GC men, where Bahrain McLaren is still in control.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 49 km -

    We set course for the Col de la Loze.

    Yellow jersey wearer Primoz Roglic indicated that he expected a lot of spectacle there for the stage.

    "It is a very difficult and unique climb. I expect a spectacular battle today, especially there."

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 51 km -

    Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) came fifth on top of the Col de la Madeleine.

    The white jersey wearer is now virtually first in the mountains classification.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 52 km -

    In the descent of the Madeleine, Alaphilippe tries to jump off alone.

    Carapaz and Izagirre can still follow.

    Martin doesn't.

    He is already at 0.30.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 57 km -

    Mikel Landa has plans today.

    The Spaniard is in seventh place in the general classification at 2.16 behind yellow jersey racer Primoz Roglic.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 61 km -

    On top of the Col de la Madeleine, the difference between the four refugees and the peloton of the favorites is only 1.23.

    Tour de Franceone hour ago

    Another 62 km -

    Richard Carapaz (INEOS Grenadiers) accelerates a little longer and is the first to top the Col de la Madeleine.

    Is the Ecuadorian going for the polka dot jersey?

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 63 km -

    The men of Bahrain McLaren are still at the top of the group with favorites.

    It seems certain that Mikel Landa is going to try something today.

    The Jumbo-Visma train is attentive in the second row.

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 65 km -

    Alaphilippe, Carapaz, Martin and Izagirre still have 3 km to go on the Col de la Madeleine.

    Kämna has since dropped back into the first platoon.

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 66 km -

    Lennard Kämna is now 1.40 of the front runners.

    It is clear that the German is not going to win the stage today.

    The stage victory does not seem to be possible for the escapees, because the lead on the Col de la Madeleine has shrunk enormously.

    The difference with the group of favorites?

    2.20.

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 67 km -

    World champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) is still hanging on the elastic in the group of favorites.

    The Dane can also climb, so.

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 68 km -

    The reason for Mikel Nieve getting off.

    # TDF2020A sad day to see @NieveMikel step off the bike.

    He has been struggling with pain after crashes earlier in the race. He has put on a brave face these last days, but it's time to heal up.

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    Avatar Author Mitchelton-SCOTTMoment of places15: 04 - 16 September 2020

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 68 km -

    Poels is only 35 seconds from the lead of the leading group.

    Alaphilippe, Carapaz, Izagirre and Martin are now still driving 2.50 for the group with favorites.

    Tour de France 2 hours ago

    Another 69 km -

    Another 6.5 km of climbing on the Col de la Madeleine.

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