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Zakarin wins Stage Seventeen, Tour de France 2016

20th July 2016

Ilnur Zakarin

Ilnur Zakarin, by Dacoucou, Licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) won Stage 17 today, on a summit finish at Finhaut Emosson, Switzerland. He was part of the day's breakaway, and survived the two final climbs better than any of his companions.

In the GC race, Porte attacked late, and crossed the line with Froome on his wheel. Adam Yates was third of the favourites, with Romain Bardet next. Quintana and Mollema were amongst the losers on the day, albeit seconds back rather than minutes.

This video shows the end of the stage:

Earlier, there was an 11-man breakaway, which included Rafal Majka, Peter Sagan, Stage 15 winner Jarlinson Pantano, and Zakarin. Inevitably, it started to fall apart on the two tough climbs at the end of the stage. Pantano was second behind Zakarin.

CyclingNews has the full race results and overall standings.

This is the Stage 17 highlights video.

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