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Tour de France stage 17 Live - Pogacar wins atop Peyragudes but fails to crack Vingegaard

The profile of stage 17 of the Tour de France

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Race Notes

-Stage 17 is the shortest road stage of the Tour at 129.5km but includes 3365m of climbing 

-Pogacar triples up on stage 17 mountain mayhem at Tour de France

-Jonas Vingegaard leads Tadej Pogacar by 2:18 in the overall classification, Geraint Thomas is third at 4:56

-Quintana, Gaudu, Adam Yates, Vlasov and Tom lose time but Bardet bounces back

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Bonjour and welcome to the Cyclingnews live coverage of stage 17 of the 2022 Tour de France.

As the Cyclingnews blimp takes height, the riders are signing on and preparing for the second of three intense days in the Pyrenees.   

Today's stage is short at just 129.7km but it includes 4 major climbs and a mountain finish that ends on the Peyragudes  altiport.

The profile of stage 17 of the Tour de France

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UAE Team Emirates are one of the last teams to sign on but in some breaking news, the team confirms that Rafa Majka will not start.

"Unfortunately Rafal Majka will not start stage 17 of the Tour de France today," the team said. 

Dr. Adrian Rotunno (Medical Director) explained more: 

"Majka sustained a strain injury to his thigh after some mechanical trouble on stage 16 when his chain broke. 

"This resulted in a high-grade partial thickness tear of his right quadriceps muscle, and unfortunately due to the muscle damage is unable to ride."

UAE Team Emirates teams Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar R is congratulated by UAE Team Emirates teams Polish rider Rafal Majka L after winning the 6th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 2199 km between Binche in Belgium and Longwy in northern France on July 7 2022 Photo by GONZALO FUENTES POOL AFP Photo by GONZALO FUENTESPOOLAFP via Getty Images

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The loss of Majka means Pogacar has just three teammates to help him challenge Jonas Vingegaard.

They are Mikkel Bjerg, Marc Hirschi and Brandon McNulty.

Tour de France 2022 - 109th Edition - 13th stage Bourg d'Oisans - Saint Etienne 193 km - 15/07/2022 - Brandon McNulty (USA - UAE Team Emirates) - photo Luca Bettini/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

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Is this today's stage winner? Well, he seems in a good mood. 

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Israel Premier Tech are the last team to sign on after Hugo Houle's stage win yesterday. 

The Canadian gets a special cheer for his emotional victory.

FOIX FRANCE JULY 19 Hugo Houle of Canada and Team Israel Premier Tech celebrates at podium as Most Combative Rider Prize winner during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 16 a 1785km stage from Carcassonne to Foix TDF2022 WorldTour on July 19 2022 in Foix France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Today's stage starts in Saint-Gaudens in the Haute-Garonne, on the plain between Pau and Toulouse. 

It is 28C as the riders line-up for the roll out.  

This is what the riders face today. 

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The climbs are not high but are historic in the Tour and always inspire some intense racing.  

The jersey leaders have a special place on the start grid. 

With two minutes to go, Vingegaard and van Aert line-up in the yellow and green jerseys. They're joined by their big rival Tadej Pogacar. 

Tour de France rivals Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar

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As well as Rafa Majka, Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) is another non-starter today. 

After having mild symptoms this morning, a test showed he has COVID-19, his Lotto-Soudal team said.

C'est Parti! 

The riders roll out for the stage. Bon route le gars! 

Today the riders cover 3.5km of neutralised riding before the stage starts. 

The opening 50km of the stage, until Arreau, are flat but we expect them to fast and full of attacks. 

Allez! 

Christian Prudhomme drops the flag and the stage is underway. 

We immediately have attacks, launched by Michael Woods.  

Neilson Powless attacks again, keen to try to get into a break. 

Nielson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost)

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124km to go

The attacks keep coming but so do the chases. This is a super fast start. 

Vingegaard is caught down the back, so makes an effort to move up. 

JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard cycles to the finish line during the 16th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1785 km between Carcassonne and Foix in southern France on July 19 2022 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

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120km to go

Gruppo compatto. All together.

Mads Pedersen lines out the peloton. He is trying to set-up teammate Giulio Ciccone. 

LONGWY FRANCE JULY 07 Mads Pedersen of Denmark and Team Trek Segafredo competes in the breakaway during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 6 a 2199km stage from Binche to Longwy 377m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 07 2022 in Longwy France Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images

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115km to go

Chris Froome is also trying to force a split.   

Trek up the pace again. They're trying to smash the peloton to pieces on the flat roads.

To read more about Rafa Majka's thigh injury and what his loss means to Pogacar, read our full story below. 

The story also has details of Tim Wellens' COVID-19 positive case.  

Blow to Pogacar as Rafal Majka leaves the Tour de France ahead of stage 17

Rafal Majka supporting Tadej Pogacar at the Tour de France

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It's interesting to see that Jumbo and Ineos are trying to get riders in the attacks. 

Tiesj Benoot is up front for Jumbo, as is Pidcock for Ineos. 

110km to go

When they are pulled back, Powless goes again. 

Now van Baarle surges ahead with Connor Swift of Arkea.

The intermediate sprints comes in 14km in Le Barthe-de-Neste. 

Jumbo might want to keep the race together until the sprint to help van Aert move near certain victory in the green points jersey competition. 

The early break of stage 15

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Van Baarle and Swift have a 20 second-gap after 25km of fast racing. 

We can surely expect some counter-attacks very soon. 

100km to go

Pidcock is still up front and still following the attacks. 

The question is if anyone wants to allow him to join the move and work with him.

Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers)

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Gruppo compatto again. 

But time for more attacks. 

Pidcock is there again.

There are two Israel riders in the  new attack, plus Van Aert, who is ready for the intermediate sprint.

There are eight riders in the van Aert surge. But the peloton reacts and they're caught. 

1km to the intermediate sprint.

Alpecin lead it out but van Aert is there too.

Philipsen takes it and 20 points but van Aert is 2nd and scores 17 points. 

Van Aert is mathematically assured of the green jersey. 

Nobody can really score enough points between here and Paris and so take it from van Aert. The Belgian now only has to reach finish to win his big goal of the Tour.  

Perhaps he will now dedicate all his efforts to help Vingegaard win overall.  

Jonas Vingegaard and Wout van Art at the start of stage 15 of theTour de France

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There are more surges and a spat between Bettiol and Dombrowski. 

The Italian seems to be trying to block the American, who shows his anger with wave of the arm.  

The pace is hurting some and Fabio Felline of Astana retires. He was perhaps sick and unable to hold the pace.

The riders are 15km from the start of the Col d'Aspin and the attacks keep coming. 

Guillaume Boivin (Israel) and Owain Doull (EF) are clear.

Others will surely soon join them. 

80km to go

The peloton has eased but only for a second. 

Not even the rubbish zone is slowing the pace. 

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75km to go

Here we go! 

The Col d'Aspin starts.  It is 12km long at 6.5%, getting steeper later. 

This is the Col d'Aspin.

The Col d'Aspin

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Only Doull is out front as the peloton climbs the Col d'Aspin at speed. 

Thibaut Pinot attacks off the front and ten seconds. 

Woods is there too. 

Lutsenko joins Pinot and the two push on at speed. 

Pinot is climbing in the big ring. That's how fast it is out there. 

MENDE FRANCE JULY 16 Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Groupama FDJ competes during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 14 a 1925km stage from SaintEtienne to Mende 1009m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 16 2022 in Mende France Photo by Alex BroadwayGetty Images

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70km to go

The speed is shaking out the peloton, even with 6km of the Col d'Aspin to climb. 

Van Baarle is trying to get across with Mühlberger, Leknessund and Uran.

Jumbo are controlling the peloton and seem happy to let a few riders go away.

Benoot and van Aert are on the front, at 30 seconds from the Pinot attack. 

There is a group between Pinot and the peloton.

There are 15 in the group, including Simmons, Ciccone and Geschke.

More riders try to jump across to the big group, including Chris Froome.

The break is forming rider by rider.

Chris Froome went on the attack during stage 12

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3km to the summit of the Col d'Aspin. 

Froome is pulled back but 15 riders are between Pinot and Lutsenko and the peloton.  

65km to go

The pace is still very high and the gap on the peloton is slowly opening to 1:00. 

DSM are trying to set up Bardet and drag him into the attack. 

Bardet had a terrible day yesterday and slipped to 6:37. With the weather cooler today, he seems better and determined to fight back. 

Bardet has to go across to the break before the descent.  

Bardet is 1:00 behind. He has two riders in the attack and so they need to help him to get across.

Up front Geschke and Ciccone will soon start fighting for the KOM points behind POinot and Lutsenko. 

Pinot is the first to the summit of the Col d'Aspin.

Allez Tibo!

Ciccone attacks but Geschke stays with him and then bears him to the summit.

The chasers are only 15 seconds behind, with others at 40 seconds and the peloton at 1:15.

The riders dive down through the trees for 5km but the next climbs begins straight after.

The Hourquette d'Ancizan includes two sections.

Stage 17 includes the Hourquette d'Ancizan climb

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Jumbo remain in control of the peloton. 

So far Tadej Pogacar has stayed on the wheels, protected by McNulty.

55km to go

Geschke is chasing Pinot and Lutsenko, with the rest of the attack chasing them. 

Bardet is only 10 seconds from the chase group. His attack has worked.

A spectator reacts with a French flag as Team DSM teams French rider Romain Bardet L cycles during the 11th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1517 km between Albertville and Col du Granon Serre Chevalier in the French Alps on July 13 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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UAE have taken over on the front of the peloton and are hurting some riders. 

Adam Yates is distanced. Who will help Thomas now? 

The answer is Tom Pidcock, who is riding alongside the Welshman.

Now Pidock is dropped as Mikkel Bjerg does huge work on the front of the group for Pogacar.

He has shaken the group to just 20 riders or so. 

Can we perhaps expect a Pogacar attack soon? 

50km to go

Bjerg is putting down the hurt.

The yellow jersey group is down to 20 or so riders. Thomas is alone for Ineos but has teammates Castroviejo and van Baarle ahead in the big attack group. 

Ineos Grenadiers teams British rider Geraint Thomas cycles in the final kilometers to the finish line of the 11th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1517 km between Albertville and Col du Granon Serre Chevalier in the French Alps on July 13 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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Yates has lost 2:00 to the Vingegaard group. 

CHTEL LES PORTES DU SOLEIL FRANCE JULY 10 LR Adam Yates of United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers competes during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 9 a 1929km stage from Aigle to Chtel les portes du Soleil 1299m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 10 2022 in Chtel les portes du Soleil France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Pinot leads over the top of the Cat 2 Hourquette d'Ancizan climb.

Behind the GC group is closing in on the attackers.

Geschke has a mechanical problem and so can't contest the sprint with Ciccone for more KOM points.

The Italian reaches the top of the Hourquette d'Ancizan in third place. 

TrekSegafredo teams Italian rider Giulio Ciccone cycles in a breakaway on the Col du Galibier during the 12th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1651 km between Briancon and LAlpedHuez in the French Alps on July 14 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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The riders face a fast 10km descent on narrow Pyrenean roads. 

Bjerg leads the peloton down the descent. He seems to be trying to keep the peloton within range of the attackers, perhaps so that Pogacar can try to win the stage and take a 10-second time bonus.

This descent is twisting and narrow. Pinot takes his foot out on one corner. 

MALBUM SWITZERLAND JUNE 18 Thibaut Pinot of France and Team Groupama FDJ competes in the breakaway during the 85th Tour de Suisse 2022 Stage 7 a 1946km stage from Ambri to Malbun 1560m tourdesuisse2022 WorldTour on June 18 2022 in Malbun Switzerland Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Pinot and Lutsenko lead the chasers by just 30 seconds as Simmons dives down the descent. 

The peloton is at 1:30. Yates is at 2:50.  

35km to go

These are the chasers at 30 seconds.

Jonathan Castroviejo and Dylan van Baarle (Ineos Grenadiers), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Gregor Mühlberger (Movistar), Pierre-Luc Perichon and Simon Geschke (Cofidis), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), Romain Bardet, Chris Hamilton and Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM), Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Rigoberto Urán (EF Education-EasyPost), Quinn Simmons and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), Chris Juul Jensen (BikeExchange-Jayco), Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies), Bob Jungels (Ag2r-Citröen)  

30km to go

Simmons is doing a huge job for Ciccone on the descent and valley road. He is keeping the group within touch of Lutsenko and Pinot.  

Enric Mas needs a bike change. 

The Col de Val Louron-Azet starts very soon. 

It is 10.7km long at 6.8% 

The Col de Val Louron-Azet

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The Col de Val Louron-Azet has started and UAE are again setting a fast pace with Bjerg and then McNulty ahead of Pogacar.

Benoot is dropped but van Aert and Kuss are there for Jumbo to help Vingegaard.

They are only 1:10 down on the break, which has caught Pinot and Lutsenko.

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27km to go

Bjerg is done and moves, at the same time van Aert is distanced too. 

It's like a chess match between UAE and Jumbo.

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 LR Wout Van Aert of Belgium Green Points Jersey Christophe Laporte of France Tiesj Benoot of Belgium and Team Jumbo Visma lead the peloton during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Gaudu and Mas are also cast to the wind as McNulty sets a high pace with 7km still to climb.

McNulty has shredded the GC group. 

Now Quintana has been dropped too. 

There is only Pogacar, Vingegaard, Kuss and Thomas left. 

Team ArkeaSamsic teams Colombian rider Nairo Quintana cycles in the ascent of the Col du Granon Serre Chevalier during the final kilometers the 11th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1517 km between Albertville and Col du Granon Serre Chevalier in the French Alps on July 13 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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The Col de Val Louron-Azet is splitting the attack group too, with Pinot dropped.

Bardet iis dropped too and is caught and dropped by the GC group, which is only 35 seconds behind the attackers now. 

It is clear that Pogacar wants the stage victory, even if it may damage his chances of attacking Vinegagaard. 

Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar mark each other

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Kuss is dropped by McNulty's work. 

The GC group will soon be at the head of the race.

Gaudu is already 1:20 back.

Thomas cracks! 

UAE lost Majka this morning but have taken control of the race. 

It's just McNulty, Pogacar and Vingegaard with 2.5km to climb of the Col de Val Louron-Azet. 

Thomas is 10 second back. 

This is a huge performance by Big Nut McNulty.  

Pogacar is spinning his legs, while Vingegaard is alone and pushing a bigger gear.

Vingegaard and Tadej Pogacar show respect

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21km to go

Thomas has lost 30 seconds. 

McNulty and Pogacar grab a bidon near the top of the Col de Val Louron-Azet. 

Could Pogacar try an attack on the fast 7km descent? 

Buckle-up everyone!

Pogacar attacks!!!

He surges over the top of the Col de Val Louron-Azet but Vingegaard was quickly on his wheel. 

18km to go

McNulty was dropped but quickly rejoins Vingegaard and Pogacar.

15km to go

The Thomas group is 1:00 behind on the descent, with Lutsenko and Kuss sitting on him.

Pogacar backs off from McNulty by a few metres after the American's bike twitched earlier. 

Now is not the time to crash.

The riders are nearing the Peyragudes, the climb to the finish. 

It is 8km long at 7.8%. It ends on the Altiport runway.  

It is especially steep in the final kilometres. 

The final climb up to Peyragudes

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McNulty is dragging Pogacar and Vingegaard to the foot of the climb.

We will surely see a mano-a-mano battle on the climb to the finish. 

Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard attack at the 2022 Tour de France

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It's the last chance for feeding now, judges are allowing it until 5km to go. 

8km to go

Here's the Peyragudes climb. 

Race on! 

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The climb starts and Pogacar discards a bidon to save weight for the climb. 

McNulty opens his jersey but keeps working hard on the front.  

Bardet has caught the Thomas group but they're 1:20 behind and losing time.

However Quintana, who was 4th is at 2:30. 

The GC will be rewritten massively today.

Bardet signals to Thomas to work together but both riders seem tired.

Pogacar and McNulty take a last bidon from the roadside, pouring the cold water over their head and shoulders. 

5km to go

Pogacar is still tucked in on McNulty's wheel. 

The gradient is at 8% now but steepens in the final three kilometres.  

Thomas is trying or limit his losses and Bardet is riding to move back up the GC but they are suffering under the huge effort. 

Gaudu, Quintana & Co are suffering at 3:00.   

This is a huge ride by McNulty. 

Can Pogacar finish it off? Whatever happens, UAE, despite losing Majka, have exposed Jumbo and isolated Vingegaard.

4km to go

Thomas drops Bardet and keeps chasing at 1:35.

Who looks the freshest of the three? 

UAE Team Emirates teams Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar C wearing the best young riders white jersey and JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard R wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey cycle in the ascent of Col de Val LouronAzet the 17th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1297 km between SaintGaudens and Peyragudes in southwestern France on July 20 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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Can Pogacar attack Vingegaard in the steep final kilometres? 

We'll find out very soon.  

TOPSHOT JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard C wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey cycles in the ascent of Col de Val LouronAzet during the 17th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1297 km between SaintGaudens and Peyragudes in southwestern France on July 20 2022 Photo by Marco BERTORELLO AFP Photo by MARCO BERTORELLOAFP via Getty Images

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2km to go

Here we go! 

Pogacar does not seem to have much more than McNulty today and nothing more than Vingegaard.

The final Km is at 13% 

Will Vingegaard try to attack Pogacar?

Last km

Pogacar eases back onto Vingegaard's wheel. 

Thomas is as 1:40.

Just 700m to go. 

It'll be a sprint for the stage win and every second.

300m to go.

Pogacar accelerates! 

Both are suffering on the 13%. 

Vingegaard attacks!!!!

Pogacar comes back to him and wins the stage!

It was shoulder to shoulder but Pog won it and took a ten-second time bonus.  

But Vingegaard was right on his wheel. He took a six-second time bonus and so only lost 4 seconds to Pogacar in the GC battle. 

McNulty is third and Thomas fourth at 2:05.

The chasers are coming in. 

Bardet and Lutsenko finish at 2:30. 

Quintana and Gaudu are at 3:25

Every rider is given a push beyond the finish area. 

Everyone went deep including Pogacar and Vingegaard. 

Here's the winning shot.

Pogacar took the big win but only took 4 seconds back in the GC.

TOPSHOT UAE Team Emirates teams Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar R wearing the best young riders white jersey celebrates as he cycles to the finish line ahead of JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard L wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey to win the 17th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1297 km between SaintGaudens and Peyragudes in southwestern France on July 20 2022 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

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These are the full stage results via our friends FirstCycling. 

Everyone suffered and lost time behind the Pogacar, Vingegaard and McNulty group today. 

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas of Colombia and Team Arka Samsic competes during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Tadej Pogacar failed to drop Vingagaard but found solace in his stage victory. 

"To take the stage win is already incredible. We can all be proud because without Rafal, George and Soler we cannot try more," he admitted. 

Pogacar prefered to focus on his win than the overall battle. 

"We'll see, tomorrow is a lot of chances. For now I'm happy that I won today," he said.

"Tomorrow is another day which I'm looking forward to. I gave really absolutely everything. I know that I need to win, there's no other way. I gave it all for the team to the line. I was so happy." 

Pogacar thanked all his teammates. 

"Not only Brandon, also Mikkel and Hirschi," he pointed out. 

"Mikkel rode like a climber today. He set such a good pace on the climbs, it was unbelievable. I felt so good with that pace, I felt confident and I know he felt confident also. 

"Brandon did an amazing job, he was so good today - he's been good all Tour but a special mention goes to him."

Despite failing to distance Vingegaard and still at 2:18, Pogacar insisted he is optimistic about trying to win the Tour. 

"I am optimistic," he said. "Tomorrow is another hard day and we can try again."

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 LR Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey and Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey compete in the breakaway during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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Today's time cut is 37:04.

We'll soon see if everyone makes it in time.

There were a few shake-ups in the GC today. 

Bardet went back up to sixth, Adam Yates slipped to ninth, Pidcock dropped to 15th, while Powless nudged up to 12th overall after fighting back during the stage.

For more information, check outpour full stage report, goreing photo gallery and full results from our friends at FirstCycling.

Pogacar triples up on stage 17 mountain mayhem at Tour de France

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey celebrates at finish line as stage winner ahead of Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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Here's Pogacar on the podium as the stage winner. 

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates celebrates at podium as stage winner during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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He still leads the best young rider white jersey competition too. 

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey celebrates at podium during the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

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Pogacar was hugely grateful to McNulty. 

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There's always a race within the race. This is Fabio Jakobsen's incredible sprint to the finish to stay inside the time limit and so stay in the 2022 Tour de France. 

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Jakobsen made it to the finish of stage 17 on the altiport at Peyragudes with only 18 seconds to spare before being time cut.

He went deep, for the hope of contesting the only remaining sprint stage on the Champs-Élysées on Sunday.

Fabio Jakobsen makes the time cut on stage 17 of the 2022 Tour de France by 18 seconds

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Teammates Florian Sénéchal and Yves Lampaert, who had stayed close to Jakobsen for a whole day, were waiting for their leader past the finish line. 

They celebrated his entry as another sprint victory. But Jakobsen collapsed onto the barriers due to the incredible fatigue. 

Here's a series of photos that show Jakobsen's battle to stay in the Tour.

Fabio Jakobsen (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) sprints to Peyragudes the finish in

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Jakobsen made it.

Fabio Jakobsen makes the time cut on stage 17 of the 2022 Tour de France by 18 seconds

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Jakobsen collapsed onto the barriers after going so deep. He was nut hurt.

Fabio Jakobsen (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) went deep to make it to the finish

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Indeed, he lived to fight another day.

Fabio Jakobsen makes the time cut on stage 17 of the 2022 Tour de France by 18 seconds

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This is another view of Jakobsen's emotional battle to finish inside the time limit. 

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Here's the Flemish television view of Jakobsen's battle to finish inside the time limit.

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To read about UAE Team Emirates' incredible turn around and the superb performances of Mikkel Zberg and Brandon McNulty for Tadej Pogacar, and then his stage win, click below to see our full report, growing photo gallery and full results.

Pogacar triples up on stage 17 mountain mayhem at Tour de France

TOPSHOT UAE Team Emirates teams Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar R wearing the best young riders white jersey celebrates as he cycles to the finish line ahead of JumboVisma teams Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard L wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey to win the 17th stage of the 109th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1297 km between SaintGaudens and Peyragudes in southwestern France on July 20 2022 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

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Thanks for joining us today for our full live coverage, we will be back on Thursday will full live coverage of the final stage in the Pyrenees. 

We'll see on Thursday if Pogcar and Vingegaard are still friends.  

PEYRAGUDES FRANCE JULY 20 LR Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen of Denmark and Team Jumbo Visma Yellow Leader Jersey and Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey react after the 109th Tour de France 2022 Stage 17 a 1297km stage from SaintGaudens to Peyragudes 1580m TDF2022 WorldTour on July 20 2022 in Peyragudes France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

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