2014 Tour de France: Stage 17 Preview – Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet

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Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet
Wednesday, July 23rd / 124.5 km / Mountain Mountain Stage

Short, yes. Easy, no way. The 125km run from Saint-Gaudens to Saint-Lary-Soulon Pla d’Adet is packed with punch. After a 40km opening spin, the profile rises and falls like a set of ocean waves. Three cat. 1 climbs precede the final test, the 10.2km hors categorie Pla d’Adet (average grade 8.3%). This could easily be the most decisive stage of the race, both for the yellow jersey hunters and the green jersey-coveting fast men, who will simply be fighting not to be eliminated by the time cut.

Our pick: Look for another breakaway to go to the line, and give the win to Frenchman Thomas Voeckler who came oh so close the day before.

STAGE MAP

Stage 17 Map

STAGE PROFILE

Stage17

STAGE 17 RESULTS

1. Rafal Majka (POL)
2. Giovanni Visconti (ITA)
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
4. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
5. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA)
6. Pierre Rolland (FRA)
7. Frank Schleck (LUX)
8. Bauke Mollema (NED)
9. Nicolas Roche (IRL)
10. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (ESP)

TEAM

Tinkoff-Saxo
Movistar Team
Astana Pro Team
AG2R La Mondiale
Cannondale
Team Europcar
Trek Factory Racing
Belkin Pro Cycling
Tinkoff-Saxo
Movistar Team

TIME

03h 35′ 23”
@ 00′ 29”
@ 00′ 46”
@ 00′ 46”
@ 00′ 49”
@ 00′ 52”
@ 01′ 12”
@ 01′ 12”
@ 01′ 25”
@ 01′ 35”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 17

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA)
3. Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
4. Jean-Christophe Péraud (FRA)
5. Romain Bardet (FRA)
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA)
7. Bauke Mollema (NED)
8. Laurens Ten Dam (NED)
9. Leopold Konig (CZE)
10. Pierre Rolland (FRA)

TEAM

Astana Pro Team
Movistar Team
FDJ.fr
Ag2r La Mondiale
Ag2r La Mondiale
BMC Racing Team
Belkin Pro Cycling
Belkin Pro Cycling
Netapp-Endura
Team Europcar

TIME

76h 41′ 28”
@ 05′ 26”
@ 06′ 00”
@ 06′ 08”
@ 07′ 34”
@ 10′ 19”
@ 11′ 59”
@ 12′ 16”
@ 12′ 40”
@ 13′ 15”

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