Tour de France: Which GC riders lost time on the Col du Portet

SAINTLARYSOULAN COL DU PORTET FRANCE JULY 14 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates Yellow Leader Jersey Jonas Vingegaard of Denmark and Team JumboVisma White Best Young Rider Jersey in the Breakaway at Col du Portet 2215m during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 17 a 1784km stage from Muret to SaintLarySoulan Col du Portet 2215m LeTour TDF2021 on July 14 2021 in SaintLarySoulan Col du Portet France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard, and Richard Carapaz battle on the Col du Portet on stage 17 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Stage 17 of the Tour de France brought a return to the high mountains for the general classification contenders and another major showdown atop the Col du Portet.

The 16-kilometre climb in the Pyrenees would be the highest-altitude finish of the race and, at an average gradient of 8.7 per cent, it would spell another big battle among the men at the top of the standings.

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General classification after stage 17
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResultTime lost/gained
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 71:26:27Row 0 - Cell 3
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:39-0:07
3Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 0:05:43-0:10
4Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:07:17-1:59
5Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:07:34-1:36
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:06-1:50
7Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:48-2:37
8Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:10:04-3:03
9Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis 0:11:51-3:49
10Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:12:53-1:54
11David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:15:42-1:29
12Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:19:41-4:56
13Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 0:28:42-4:56
14Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:31:48-9:38
15Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:34:02-3:51

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


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As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix