Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez gained the hardest mountain stage of this yr’s Tour de France, whereas race chief Primo Roglic added a number of essential seconds to his benefit over rival Tadej Pogacar.
- Associated Press
- Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 9:33 PM IST
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Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez gained stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday to climb third within the total standings as race chief Primoz Roglic prolonged his benefit.
The race climbed to 2,304m altitude atop the Col de La Loze the place Slovenian rookie Tadej Pogacar misplaced a handful of seconds to his compatriot Roglic within the race for the yellow jersey on a day the 2019 champion Egan Bernal withdrew.
Richard Carapaz produced a doomed solo bid for Ineos because the Giro champion was caught on the ever-changing gradient of the ultimate 7km above 2,000m as the highest 10 skilled a slight shake-up.
A day after the race was cleared of Covid-19 to run all the best way to Paris on Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron was current because the peloton struggled via villages stuffed with ubiquitous baskets of flowers hanging from Swiss-style ski chalets.
In the rarefied air that fits the boys from the Andes, the 26-year-old Lopez leapfrogged compatriot Rigoberto Uran and prolonged his lead over Adam Yates and Richie Porte.
Roglic now leads his younger compatriot Pogacar by 54 seconds with simply three actual races left earlier than the Tour will get to Paris.