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Live Reporting

Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Au revoir

    Thanks for joining me today.

    What a stunning victory for Miguel Angel Lopez on stage 17. But more importantly has Primoz Roglic now got the Tour in his back pocket?

    It's looking a tough ask for anyone to catch him though there is plenty more racing left.

    Anyway, I'm heading off to get on the team bus.

    See you all soon. We'll be back on Thursday for another 4000m of climbing.

  2. GC standings

    General classification after stage 17:

    1. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) 74hrs 56mins 04secs

    2. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +57secs

    3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) +1mins 26secs

    4. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +3mins 05secs

    5. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +3mins 14secs

    6. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Pro Cycling) +3mins 24secs

    7. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren) +3mins 27secs

    8. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) +4mins 18secs

    9. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +7mins 23secs

    10. Alejandro Valverde (Spa/Movistar) +9mins 31secs

  3. Post update

    I said this morning that I expected a shake up in the GC standings and there has been albeit Primoz Roglic is the big winner taking his lead out to 57 seconds in the race for the yellow jersey.

    Full standings to follow.

  4. 'Primoz did a perfect race' - Kuss

    Jumbo Visma rider Sepp Kuss speaking to ITV4: "We wanted to try a different strategy with me going up the road and forcing the others to chase. I accelerated a bit and when I looked back nobody was on my wheel apart from Lopez. It was a super-hard effort so I backed off and helped Primoz [Roglic].

    "They [Bahrain McLaren] rode a super-strong race. On the Madeleine they made it a really uncomfortable pace.

    "I think everybody was close to the limit before we reached the steep part of this climb. I think Primoz did a perfect race."

  5. Stage 17 results

    1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana) 4hrs 49mins 08secs

    2. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +15secs

    3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +30secs

    4. Sepp Kuss (US/Jumbo-Visma) +56secs

    5. Richie Porte (Aus/Trek-Segafredo) +1mins 01secs

    6. Enric Mas (Spa/Movistar) +1mins 12secs

    7. Mikel Landa (Spa/Bahrain McLaren) +1mins 20secs

    8. Adam Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) Same time

    9. Rigoberto Uran (Col/EF Pro Cycling) 1mins 59 secs

    10. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +2mins 13secs

  6. Post update

    Miguel Angel Lopez takes stage 17 with an 11-second gap to Primoz Roglic.

    What a brutal ride. Tadej Pogacar comes third 29 seconds down.

  7. Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 17

    Lopez

    S.E.N.S.A.T.I.O.N.A.L.

  8. Post update

    Primoz Roglic's legs are going like the clappers though he barely seems to be moving on this ridiculous climb.

    Meanwhile Miguel Angel Lopez is digging in. He's got a few hundred metres to go. Can he hold on. This gradient is a killer.

  9. Post update

    What does Roglic do here? Go flat out or keep a bit in reserve and be prepared for Pogacar to catch him.

  10. Post update

    Hello, Tadej Pogacar is on his way back to Primoz Roglic.

    How deep has he gone?

  11. Post update

    Miguel Angel Lopez is looking good. He's got about nine seconds to Primoz Roglic who has distanced Tadej Pogacar.

  12. Post update

    Miguel Angel Lopez has gone. Was Sepp Kuss bluffing or holding fire for Primoz Roglic?

    Now Roglic attacks. Tadej Pogacar is in trouble.

  13. Post update

    Miguel Angel Lopez gets out of the saddle to bridge the gap to Sepp Kuss who remarkably looks pretty fresh.

  14. Post update

    Sepp Kuss is on the attack. Primoz Roglic is happy to let his man go.

  15. Post update

    Richard Carapaz is caught. Heartbreaking for the rider from Ecuador.

  16. Post update

    No dice. Sepp Kuss brings Primoz Roglic and co back to Lopez.

  17. Post update

    Miguel Angel Lopez attacks.

  18. Post update

    Tadej Pogacar, Richie Porte, Miguel Angel Lopez, Sepp Kuss and Primoz Roglic have opened up a little gap to Adam Yates, who looks like he was caught out by that UAE-Team Emirates attack.

  19. Post update

    David de la Cruz is going hard and deep. He's trying to tee this up for Tadej Pogacar.

    Tom Dumoulin is drifting back as is Rigoberto Uran and Mikel Landa.