Chris Froome passes Tour de France's first big test in the Alps to retain yellow jersey

Chris Froome extends lead at top of the Tour de France general classification after Fabio Aru is distanced on the Galibier - Primož Roglič wins stage 17 from solo move

Rigoberto Uran leads in Chris Froome and Romain Bardet on stage 17 of the Tour de France (ASO/Bruno Bade)

(Image credit: ASO/Bruno Bade)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) safely retained the overall lead in the 2017 Tour de France on Wednesday as the race visited the high mountains of the Alps.

The British defending Tour champion finished in third place on stage 17 behind solo winner Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Colombian general classification rival Rigobero Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).

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