Miguel Ángel López wins queen stage as Primoz Roglic extends his GC lead

  • Astana rider wins stage by 15sec from Primoz Roglic
  • Pogacar is third and loses 15sec on Tour de France leader

Miguel Angel López won stage 17 of the Tour de France at the summit of the Col de la Loze as Primoz Roglic moved further ahead of Tadej Pogacar in the brutal finale to strengthen his grip on the yellow jersey.

As the gradients at the top of the 21-kilometre climb hit 24%, López was able to ride away from the other contenders for a stage win that moves the Colombian up to third overall. Roglic followed over the line 15 seconds later, with Pogacar losing his wheel in the final metres, conceding 15sec on the road and more in bonuses that extend his deficit in second place to 57sec. López now sits third, 1min 26 sec down, after Rigoberto Urán faded late on.

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