Tadej Pogačar takes step closer to Tour de France 2021 victory with stage 17 win

The yellow jersey took his second stage win of the race to stamp his authority on the general classification once again

Tadej Pogacar wins stage 17 of the 2021 Tour de France
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Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) made a big step towards overall victory at the 2021 Tour de France after taking the win on the stage 17 summit finish to Col du Portet.

The yellow jersey attacked with over 8km to the top of the climb, taking Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) with him, but beat them both in a final effort for the line at the 2,215m summit.

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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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