Matteo Trentin solos to victory on stage 17 of the Tour de France 2019

European champion takes Mitchelton-Scott's fourth stage victory of the race

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Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) took a solo victory on stage 17 of the 2019 Tour de France, breaking clear from the day's main breakaway group with 14km remaining.

The Italian looked strongest of the huge 33-man breakaway that escaped early on the 200km stage, attacking the remaining riders at the front on the final category three climb.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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