Tour de France polka dot jersey moves to Pogacar

MERIBEL FRANCE SEPTEMBER 16 Podium Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Celebration during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 17 a 170km stage from Grenoble to Mribel Col de la Loze 2304m TDF2020 LeTour on September 16 2020 in Mribel France Photo by Christophe PetitTesson PoolGetty Images
Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates takes Polka Dot Mountain jersey after stage 17 finish (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After 15 days of post-stage podium duties as the Tour de France mountains classification leader, Frenchman Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R La Mondiale) finally got a break after giving up the polka dot jersey to Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) on stage 17 to Méribel.

The stage had only two classified climbs but both the Col de la Madeleine and Col de la Loze were ranked hors categorie, with double points at the finish for the Souvenir Henri Desgrange, the highest point in the Tour de France.

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