Troops breakaway back to steal a victory in Stage 17 of the Tour de France in 2019, on Wednesday (24 July). The Italian driver, Matteo Trentin, managed to separate himself from a group of 33 people, won a solo victory at the end of the 200 km rolling stage . This breakaway group drove so far, so the main group of the Peloton just finished more than 18 minutes later!
For Trentin, 29, this is the third victory of his career at the Tour de France. For his team, Mitchelton-Scott, this is the fourth win at this year’s Tour de France. Following the victory of his colleague, Daryl Impey (once) and Simon Yates (twice). An extraordinary success, considering that the Australian team actually failed to pursue the title of overall through Adam Yates.
The route 200 km from the Pont Du Gard to Gap is indeed suitable for breakaway . The way up and down, giving an opportunity for the escape group to separate themselves from the peloton. Sure enough, 33 people managed to separate themselves, who then fought each other aside until only Trentin left in front.
Kasper Asgreen finished second to Deceuninck-QuickStep, 37 seconds behind Trentin. Followed a few seconds later by a small group led by Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team).
After the stage, Trentin admitted he was eager to win this stage. He is ready to do anything to achieve it. Moreover, this is the last stage where breakaway can steal victory at the 2019 Tour de France. “Today everything must be mobilized. Winning or breaking all, “he said firmly.
While in the main peloton, the leading general classification (GC) practiced a ceasefire. Julian Alaphilippe still retains the yellow jersey , still thin ahead of Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) and four other competitors.
You could say, this is ” calm before the storm .” This Thursday (July 25), the race for the overall title began to enter the peak. This stage 18 will be the first of three successive stage stages in the Alps region, before the closing parade stage in Paris.
This 18-day stage does not finish on the incline, but the distance is 208 km and contains four long mountain slopes! Three of them reached a height of more than 2,000 meters. And the last is a monster, namely Col du Galibier (2,642 meters!).
Starting this Thursday, the winning candidates will definitely fall one by one. Who is the first victim in Galibier? (riding bicycle)
Stage 17 of the Tour de France 2019 (Top Ten)
1. Matteo Trentin (Italy) Mitchelton-Scott 4:21:36
2. Kasper Asgreen (Denmark) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:37
3. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium) CCC Team 0:00:41
4. Bauke Mollema (Netherlands) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:41
5. Dylan Teuns (Belgium) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:41
6. Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spain) Astana Pro Team 0:00:41
7. Daniel Oss (Italy) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:44
8. Pierre Luc Perichon (France) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:50
9. Toms Skujins (Latvia) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:50
10. Jesus Herrada (Spain) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:55
General Classification ended 17 of 21 stages
1. Julian Alaphilippe (France) Deceuninck-QuickStep 69:39:16
2. Geraint Thomas (United Kingdom) Team Ineos 0:01:35
3. Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:01:47
4. Thibaut Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ 0:01:50
5. Egan Bernal (Colombia) Team Ineos 0:02:02
6. Emanuel Buchmann (Germany) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:14
7. Mikel Landa (Spain) Movistar Team 0:04:54
8. Alejandro Valverde (Spain) Movistar Team 0:05:00
9. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia) EF Education First 0:05:33
10. Richie Porte (Australia) Trek-Segafredo 0:06:30