Tour de France 2022 stage 17 preview: short but stunning Pyrenean stage

All you need to know about the route, timings, and what to expect from stage 17

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Stage 17 of the Tour de France 2022 starts in Saint-Gaudens and finishes in Peyragudes.

This could be the most beautiful stage of the race, as well as the most crucial for those wrestling over the yellow jersey.

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RouteDistance to goAnticipated Time (BST)
Saint Gaudens129.7km12:25
La Barthe de Neste96.8km13:12
Col d’Aspin64km14:10
Hourquette d’Ancizan48.1km14:39

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.