Gaudu working his way up Tour de France hierarchy in final week

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David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) climbs to fourth on stage 17 of the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) may have felt his chances of a top finish on the overall of the Tour de France evaporate in the heat of stage 11, with its double climb of Mont Ventoux, but on stage 17 he continued to hold his own among the best GC contenders and plans to keep pushing through the end of the Pyrenees.

The 24-year-old French rider edged just a little closer to the top ten overall with his fourth place finish on the stage, which ended atop the highest summit finish of the race, the Col du Portet, making it his third successive day with a top-ten finish.

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