Roglic moves to within striking distance of Tour de France podium

Already wrapped carefully against the chill, Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) slipped a whistle on a pink lanyard around his neck as he prepared to descend the Col du Portet after stage 17 of the Tour de France. With low cloud dusting the mountaintop, he was carrying the whistle to warn spectators of his approach on the 8km drop to his team bus, a rare break from the quiet and unobtrusive way he has carried himself through the race to this point.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.