Geraint Thomas extends Tour de France 2018 lead on stage 17 as Froome is dropped and Quintana wins stage

Thomas now leads by nearly two minutes

Geraint Thomas crosses the line on stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France

(Image credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took victory on the 65km stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France, on a day where Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) extended his lead at the top of the general classification and team-mate Chris Froome was dropped.

The Colombian attacked at the base of the finishing climb, and held off a dogged pursuit by Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) up the Col de Portet to win his first Tour de France stage since 2013.

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